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Watch Samantha Bee on Trump’s Macho Budget Posturing

Trump’s military spending plan reminds Bee of “insecure guy [who] tries to make his penis look bigger”

Samantha Bee slammed President Trump‘s proposed budget as senseless macho posturing on Full Frontal on Wednesday night. 

Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney has praised the proposal he’s selling to Congress as a “hard power budget.” Bee had another way to describe it. “This kind of looks like when an insecure guy tries to make his penis look bigger by shaving down everything around it,” she said.

Bee gave short shrift to Mulvaney’s suggestions that this budget “simply reallocates and reprioritizes spending as any family or business would do.” “That leprechaun is right,” the Full Frontal-host said sarcastically. “Families routinely tweak their budgets by canceling their kids’ education, throwing out their books and medicine, selling their smoke detectors and re-directing all their money to guns, ammo and a moat stocked with alligators.”

Bee found unlikely allies who supported her assertions that the budget is asinine, cutting to an interview with Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who called President Trump’s proposal “dead on arrival” in the Senate. In addition, Bee pointed out that the current budget plan foolishly cuts some effective cost-saving measures, like Energy Star, a voluntary program that costs taxpayers $57 million and returns $34 billion to consumers.

“Distilling Trump’s spittle-flecked campaign jeremiads and incoherent revenge fantasies into policy isn’t an exact science,” Bee concluded. “And if it were an exact science, this budget would de-fund it.” 


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