Samantha Bee zeroes in on the 'vilest' part of Donald Trump's vulgar hot-mic comments

Samantha Bee is disgusted by Donald Trump's comments
(Image credit: Full Frontal)

On Monday's Full Frontal, Samantha Bee tackled Donald Trump's leaked hot-mic recording of what he calls "locker room talk" with Billy Bush in 2005, and like the tape itself, Bee's response is NSFW. She began the show by reminding everyone that Trump still says the exonerated "Central Park Five" teens are guilty, then turned to the Trump comments "that upset Republicans. Warning, you're going to hear the 'p' word, and trust me, that word isn't 'presidential.'"

The most infamous line from the recording, about popping a Tic Tac and grabbing a woman's "p---y" was Trump "literally explaining a time-tested strategy for sexual assault," Bee said, calling it "the closest thing to a plan Donald Trump has described this entire election." But that's still not "the vilest thing on the tape," she said, and neither is Trump "aggressively pursuing an adulterous hookup or thinking 'taking her furniture shopping' is some sort of super-sexy foreplay. It's the way these two drooling hyenas treated actress Arianne Zucker, whose only mistake was doing her job and greeting the adolescent boner bus."

Bee played that part of the tape — the comments Zucker couldn't hear, then the hands-on greeting by Trump and Bush that followed. "We know that this is shocking for most normal men, but every woman I know has had some entitled testosterone monster grab her like a human bowling ball," Bee said. She briefly ran though the response from Trump's team to his "misogyny crisis" — "Trump's advisers typed an apology into a teleprompter, shoved their boy in a chair, and said, 'Read it'" — recalled that Trump is being advised by ousted Fox News chief Roger Ailes, and finally reacted to the skirting around the "p" word in the media by listing off a long list of synonyms for a woman's genitalia. "Well, that was literally a vagina monologue," she said, and if you aren't offended by that kind of language, watch below. Peter Weber

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Peter Weber

Peter Weber is a senior editor at, and has handled the editorial night shift since the website launched in 2008. A graduate of Northwestern University, Peter has worked at Facts on File and The New York Times Magazine. He speaks Spanish and Italian and plays bass and rhythm cello in an Austin rock band. Follow him on Twitter.