Samantha Bee laughs at Cruz-Kasich 'Wonder Twins' pact, begins to see upside of Donald Trump

Samantha Bee looks at the Donald Trump presidential transformation
(Image credit: Full Frontal)

John Kasich and Ted Cruz have both been mathematically eliminated from winning the Republican presidential nomination without a contested convention, Samantha Bee said on Monday's Full Frontal, and their already-faltering pact to stop Donald Trump reeks of desperation. She illustrated the alliance by comparing Cruz to Jayna and Kasich to Zan, the Wonder Twins of Saturday morning cartoon fame. It's pretty brutal. Trump and the GOP establishment, meanwhile, are arriving at a form of détente, with Trump trying to start acting "presidential" and the GOP starting to pretend that will work, Bee said.

How does Trump walk back all the un-presidential things he has been saying for the last year? He told NBC's Matt Lauer he was just being entertaining. "There you have it Trumpeteers — the guy you love for telling the truth has been snowing you the whole time," Bee said. She then played an admittedly jaundiced Fox News report on Trump's transformation and summarized what she heard: "The Republican convention is going to be party elites calling the base gullible rubes while trying to Romney-fy their racist messiah so he can also lose the general election." And then she saw the upside. "Now that is entertainment." Watch below. Peter Weber

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Peter Weber, The Week US

Peter has worked as a news and culture writer and editor at The Week since the site's launch in 2008. He covers politics, world affairs, religion and cultural currents. His journalism career began as a copy editor at a financial newswire and has included editorial positions at The New York Times Magazine, Facts on File, and Oregon State University.