Samantha Bee slammed President Donald Trump for his handling of a question from Jim Acosta on Wednesday night’s Full Frontal. The late night host had a busy show covering the results of the 2018 midterm elections, the gubernatorial race in Georgia, and the loss of Beto O’Rourke in Texas’ tight Senate race. The November 7 show was the 100th episode of the popular TBS comedy series.
The former Daily Show correspondent blasted the president for his actions at a recent press conference after the House of Representatives was called for the Democrats. During the press conference, Trump seems on the offense, but the tone moves towards hostility when he refused to take a question about the Russia investigation from CNN’s Acosta. In the segment, called Jim Accosted, footage from Fox News is played showing a female intern trying to take the microphone from Acosta as Trump refused to answer his question.
Mere minutes after the segment started airing on TBS, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted out a video of the same press conference and confirmed that the White House had revoked Acosta’s press pass.
We stand by our decision to revoke this individual’s hard pass. We will not tolerate the inappropriate behavior clearly documented in this video. pic.twitter.com/T8X1Ng912y
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) November 8, 2018
Many have called the official White House video doctored, and it appears to be at a different speed than the one used on Full Frontal and Fox News. The video has not been confirmed to have been doctored but has already caused a firestorm of tweets calling the video fake and calling for its removal.
Bee goes on to poke fun at the intern at the heart of Acosta-Gate, acting out a scared person going, “I hate this job… this is horrible and plie,” making fun of how the intern squats after trying to take the mic.
Watch the full clip here: