Sam Bee Blasts Fox Anchor For Harriet Tubman Analysis: ‘I Hate to Break It to You, Sparky…’
Former Daily Show correspondent Samantha Bee continues to deliver knock-out after knock-out this election season with her new weekly show Full Frontal, and last night the comedian vet took on Fox News’s outrage regarding the Tubman-over-Jackson non-troversy.
“Yes! Finally a black woman making a white man move to the back,” Bee joked, referring to the fact that abolitionist Harriet Tubman has bumped President Andrew Jackson to the back of the new $20 bills.
“When we make such a dramatic change to something no one ever looks at, we have to consider the fragile feelings of white men who tragically appear on only seven out of seven bills currently in production,” Bee joked.
But she saved her best punches for Brian Kilmeade of the Fox News morning show Fox & Friends. Kilmeade decried the currency swap as “an unbelievable sign of disrespect” towards President Jackson. Kilmeade further hilariously continued to defend the slave-owning President, saying he had “done so much in the founding of our country.”
“I hate to break it to you sparky, but Jackson wasn’t involved in the founding of our country, because the Revolutionary War happened before Old Hickory’s pubes came in. He was not a founding father. He was a genocidal prick who forced the relocation of non-whites and fomented populist rebellion.”
She then proceeded to pick apart the cacophony of Fox News pundits who argued for alternative solutions instead of giving Tubman space on the $20. “You’re right,” she mocked, “this is so much simpler than just putting a black woman on the fucking $20. Any other stupid ideas?”
Watch the above segment from TBS’ Full Frontal.
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