We are a week away from the election, and the stress, anxiety and real-world consequences for our nation seem darker than at any other point in our lifetimes. It's nearly impossible to take the major TV news networks seriously after a year of capitulating to and normalizing Donald Trump, but at least there are a few late night comedians who can put a weary smile on our faces as we contemplate things like White Supremacist Karl Rove and Secretary of State Rudy Giuliani.
Samantha Bee laid it out on Full Frontal last night: "This cabinet list isn’t just a liberal’s nightmare. A liberal’s nightmare is running out of almond milk at a brunch party," said Bee. "This is a nightmare for anyone who thinks job candidates should have relevant experience and education beyond the qualification of being named Steve."
Bee also addressed the "sore winners" who won't acknowledge racism:
The episode ended with a minute of escapism spent with Jon Stewart, who is now "quite an odd person."
Seth Meyers had a similar view of the last week: "Well, we gave him a chance. Bye, chance! Thanks for stopping by! Good to see you chance!" Meyers said, getting into Trump's attacks on the free press, the normalization of Trump by the mainstream networks, and the horrors of Steve Bannon. "A quick side note to everyone referring to Bannon as ‘controversial'—he’s not ‘controversial,’ he’s a white nationalist and an anti-Semite," Meyers said. "Don’t talk about him like he’s pineapple on pizza."