Samantha Bee Blasts Fox News and Its Biggest Fan, Donald Trump, for Hypocrisy Over NFL Protests
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"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?" the "Full Frontal" host says.

Samantha Bee went in on Fox News for its coverage of the recent NFL protest.

"What a conversation we're having," the comedian said on "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?"

Bee took aim at the president for his recent statements demanding players and coaches stand during the national anthem out of respect for the "great people representing our country, especially our soldiers and first responders."

"If anyone knows about treating soldiers and first responders with respect, it's the guy that decided to fire transgender troops and deport paramedics who happen to be Dreamers," she said.

Like many Americans, Bee feels Trump has hijacked what was supposed to be a peaceful protest of police brutality. She then played clip after clip of Fox News correspondents saying things like, "Dr. King, if he were alive today, he wouldn't disrespect the flag or the anthem."

"The traditional sentiment over at the traditional valued network is that nothing f-cks up a Sunday like people kneeling," Bee said before playing another series of clips of Fox News anchors griping about the peaceful protest.

In response to former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich's suggestion that multimillionaires who feel oppressed "need a therapist, not a publicity stunt," Bee said, "No, if you're a multimillionaire who feels oppressed, you're a Fox News personality."

"For black people, professional success doesn't come with a 'get out of racism free' card," she added.

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