Samantha Bee attacked Donald Trump’s immigration policy again this week, calling newly-enacted changes to the way asylum seekers are treated “the next worst thing,” and calling Trump’s Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen “fjull of shjit.”
Trump issued an executive order on Wednesday to end his administration’s policy of separating asylum seekers and other undocumented immigrant parents and children, and housing the children in cages. But the new policy, which promises to keep families together, also allows such families to be detained “indefinitely.”
“If, like most people, you’ve been feeling a little uncomfortable with our Pre-K prisons, good news, the president fixed it with the next worst thing,” Bee said on Wednesday’s episode of on “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee.” “Yay! No more baby internment camps, just regular internment camps. That’s what we call a win in 2018. To be clear, I am happy that at least these kids are theoretically going to stay with their parents, but Mommy & Me jails are not a solution, they’re not new, and they’re also not legal.”
Bee compared the Trump administration’s policy to Japanese internment during World War II — something considered a national shame for the United States.
“We have tried the family detention thing before, and it was very not good!” she said. “We should not accept it as a reasonable compromise.”
Next, Bee brought up Nielsen, who over the weekend straight up denied that the administration even had a policy of separating kids from parents — before defending that policy in a press conference the very next day. “Full Frontal” cut a series of clips of Nielsen’s press conference with clips of movie villains, including Ursula the Sea Witch from Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” and Dolores Umbridge from “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.”
Mocking the spelling of Nielsen’s name by adding more and more J’s to it on her graphics, Bee said Nielsen was “fjull of shjit.”
Bee also made a joke referencing backlash against her and her show earlier this month, when conservatives attacked Bee for referring to Ivanka Trump as a “feckless c–t.” Transitioning to a discussion of the cages in which undocumented children were being kept, Bee mentioned that officials from Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement were upset that people had used the word “cages” to describe them.
“Not ‘cages,’ I mean ‘chain-link compassion walls,'” Bee joked. “Who knew conservatives were so sensitive about the c-word. I should make a note of that.”