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Samantha Bee Eviscerates Florida Governor for Saying We Should Just Pray After Orlando Mass Shooting

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Comedian Has Harsh Words for Rick Scott, Marco Rubio, the NRA, and Mass Murderers

Samantha Bee opened her Monday night show asking if she could just scream for the first seven minutes in anger over the Orlando terror hate crime mass shooting attack. Recognizing that wasn’t an option, the host of “Full Frontal” went through a list of enablers to America’s mass shootings.

But first, she explained why she would not be delivering a somber speech in the wake of the murders of 49 people.

“Now, after a massacre, the standard operating procedure is that you stand on stage and deliver some well-meaning words about how we will get through this together. How love wins, how love conquers hate. And that is great, that is beautiful. But you know what? Fuck it! I am too angry for that. Love does not win, unless we start loving each other enough to fix our fucking problems.”

“We can’t constitutionally get rid of all guns, but can’t we get semiautomatic assault rifles out of the hands of civilians?” she asked. “‘Sam Bee wants to take your guns away!’ Yes — the ones that mow down a roomful of people in seconds. Yes, I do want to take those guns away.”

“There is no shortage of troubled twenty-somethings out there. Whether they’re radicalized by ISIS or homophobia or a dislike of movies, we are making it far too easy for their derangement to kill us.”

She took on Florida Senator Marco Rubio for saying this mass shooting could have happened “anywhere in the world” but it was just “Orlando’s turn.”

“Orlando’s turn? Mass shootings are so normalized that we’re taking turns?,” she cried in disbelief.

But then Bee focused on Florida Republican Governor Rick Scott, who has signed many, many bills into law making it a lot easier to access guns.

And she eviscerated his response when a reporter asked what Americans could do in the wake of yet another mass shooting tragedy.

“I think the biggest thing is pray,” Gov. Scott told CNN’s Jake Tapper. “Pray for the victims. Pray for their families. Pray this never happens again.”

Bee hit back: “You heard the man. The biggest thing you can do to ensure this never happens again is sit quietly in a room with your eys closed, talking to nobody.”

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And then she checked “the instruction manual.” The Bible says in addition to prayer, you actually have to take action.

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Image: Screenshot via Full Frontal with Samantha Bee/YouTube

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Eric Trump Melts Down on Fox News Because He’s Getting ‘Subpoena After Subpoena After Subpoena’

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Eric Trump complained on Sunday that the Trump Organization and the Trump family is facing an onslaught of investigations and that they are forced to respond to subpoenas “every single day.”

The former president’s son made the remarks during an interview on Fox News with host Maria Bartiromo.

“The problem with the Democrats is they dig so deep that they always find themselves,” Trump said. “And the reason I’m frustrated about this is every single day since my father ran for president, my father and our entire family and our company has been under investigation. Every single day, Maria, we get subpoena after subpoena after subpoena.”

“But, I mean, they weaponized the entire system in this country,” he added. “They’ve weaponized the DOJ. They’ve weaponized our military. They weaponized the educational system in this country. They’ve weaponized the medical system in this country. The Democrats weaponize absolutely everything they can to use again their political opponents.”

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Trump Supporter Wearing Dead Animal Refuses to Believe Jan. 6 Was Violent — Even After CNN Showed Him Video

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One of the 400 to 450 people who rallied in DC in support of those who stormed the Capitol on January 6th refused to believe that the Trump supporters who sought to overturn the election were violent.

CNN’s Shimon Prokupecz interviewed a Trump supporter wearing an animal hat who was clearly misinformed about the events on January 6th.

“It’s a public building. I mean people have been held all this time, I think the most severe charge that any of them have is trespassing,” the man falsely claimed.

“But there are some who were charged with assaulting officers,” Prokupecz noted.

“Those are lies,” the fur-clad Trump supporter argued.

“So you don’t believe the video?” Prokupecz asked.

The man claimed he had seen no such video. So CNN showed him video — and he still didn’t believe it.

Video of the man singing a song about Ashli Babbitt was captured by HuffPost reporter Ryan J. Reilly.

Prokupecz offered his analysis to CNN anchor Jim Acosta.

“It just seems, Jim, that it would take almost a miracle to convince some of the people who were here that this was a very serious situation. They all have downplayed it. In this instance, this video blaming the police for what happened and they should have gotten out of the way,” he said.

“They’re in a state of denial, is what it is,” Acosta replied. “I mean, that’s just extraordinary to meet somebody who says show me the video and then you show them the video — and they’re still not convinced. It just shows you how sinister this world of disinformation is that we’re all living in right now.”

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NOT EVEN CLOSE

Sean Spicer Bitterly Complains the Press Is Treating Jen Psaki Better Than They Did Him

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As part of a deep dive into the growing popularity of White House press secretary Jen Psaki who has a legion of admirers on social media due to her handling of press, former Donald Trump press secretary Sean Spicer complained to the New York Times that she has gotten a free pass from the media that he never got.

According to the report, even Peter Doocy of Fox News had high praise for Psaki despite his almost daily battles with Psaki that have become widely shared on Twitter and evening newscasts.

“It never feels like I’m getting smacked down or vice versa,” Doocy admitted. “I understand why it looks like that, some of the ways that stuff gets clipped, but it doesn’t feel like that in the room.”

He added, “When I got back from my wedding she made a point to tell everybody in the briefing room that I just got married. That’s a transcript I can print out and show to my kids one day.”

As for Spicer, who eventually resigned following combative press conferences that were famously mocked on Saturday Night Live — with actor Melissa McCarthy portraying a bullying and manic Spicer — he thinks he was held to a higher standard than the current press secretary.

“‘I walked into the lion’s den every day — she walks into a bunch of kittens,'” Sean Spicer, Mr. Trump’s first press secretary and now the 6 p.m. anchor on Newsmax, said in an interview,” the Times’ Michael Grynbaum wrote.

Spicer also took exception to Psaki taking a dig at him during a press conference after President Joe Biden asked him to resign from the board of the United States Military Academy when she was asked about his performance in her job as well as appearances by Kellyanne Conway defending Donald Trump.

Psaki replied, “I will let others evaluate whether they think Kellyanne Conway and Sean Spicer and others were qualified.”

That led Spicer to complain, “Jen chose to stand and question my qualifications and services to this country. Once she did that, the gloves were off.”

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