After the Trump White House announced plans to roll back Obama era legal protections for transgender Americans, Samantha Bee issued this call for solidarity:
“Cis people, we need to stand with them. Transgender people are real and normal, and they deserve so much more than this. And hey, if Donald Trump really, really wants to pretend someone doesn’t exist, pick Ted Cruz. That’s how I get through the day.”
Bee gives viewers a break from late-night television’s all-male sausage festival with her unique look at political and cultural issues and her keen interview skills. Her 12-year gig as a correspondent on The Daily Show was just a warm-up act for the next stage of Bee’s career. When she was not approached to replace departing host Jon Stewart, it opened the door for her to have her own series on TBS, where Bee applies her sharp, satirical point of view to relevant issues. She doesn’t sit at a fake news desk; field reports are Bee’s thing, allowing her to show off her uncanny ability to find comedy gold in any awkward situation.
Oh, and today is Bee’s birthday!