Late-night host Samantha Bee is responding to those who think that this whole debate surrounding kneeling during the national anthem is good because at least we’re having a conversation.
“And what a conversation we’re having!” Bee said on her show “Full Frontal” Wednesday night. “Talking about black people and their owners and how they should be grateful for the privilege of working on a field. Who says Trump is taking us backward!”
Last week, Bee debuted “Samantha Bee’s Sport Roundup” and resurrected it again in order to breakdown President Donald Trump’s continued comments on the NFL and its players. This week, he once again called for the NFL to fire athletes who didn’t stand during the national anthem and even suggested that people boycott “boring games.”
Trump, and other media commentators Bee cites in the segment, say that kneeling is showing disrespect to the flag and a long-standing tradition. However, as we’ve learned, NFL players only began standing for the anthem around 2009.
“If an entire nation is going to soil its jorts over a hallowed tradition, it should at least be older than the Kanye-Swift feud!” Bee said.
The segment continued with clips of people such as Fox News contributor Newt Gingrich, who said that “If you’re a multi-millionaire who feels oppressed, you need a therapist, not a publicity stunt.”
“No if you’re a multi-millionaire who feels oppressed, you’re a Fox News personality, and you still need a therapist,” Bee responded.
Watch the full clip above.