After Donald Trump became the nation’s 45th president, late-night TV comedian Samantha Bee called out white voters for electing him.
“Once you dust for fingerprints, it’s pretty clear who ruined America: white people,” she said Wednesday night on “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee.” “I guess ruining Brooklyn was just a dry run. The caucasian nation showed up in droves to vote for Trump, so I don’t want to hear a goddamn word about black voter turnout. How many times do we expect black people to build our country for us? White people, this is the worst.”
She continued: “And don’t try to distance yourself and say #notallwhitepeople. If Muslims have to take responsibility for every member of their community, so do we. Oh, does that feel awful? Yeah.
“Sixty-three percent of white men said, ‘If I can’t be in charge, burn it down!’ which surprised exactly no one. And a majority of white women faced with the historic choice between the first female president and a vial of weaponized testosterone said, ‘I’ll take Option B. I just don’t like her.’ Oh, hope you got your stickers, ladies. Way to lean out.”
Indeed, 63 percent of white men and 53 percent of white women cast their votes for Trump.
As The Washington Post’s Danielle Paquette reported:
Women, in general, have voted more Democratic than men since 1980. …
White women, on the other hand, typically favor Republicans, though those with college degrees posted modest margins for Democrats in 1996, 2000 and 2008. Clinton won them Tuesday by six points, a small wing that highlights the educational and ideological divide among white Americans.
(The Post’s 2016 exit poll interactive shows how people voted by race, sex and education.)
“America is still a great country, and it is still worth fighting for,” Bee added. “It has Shonda Rhimes shows and peanut butter and Beyoncé and Lin Manuel Miranda rap-weeping at award shows and it has the beautiful U.S. Constitution, which we should probably start teaching in schools.
“We still get to take pride in the peaceful transfer of power.”
Bee then cut to a clip from Hillary Clinton’s concession speech.
“To all the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams,” Clinton said on Wednesday.
“And if Ms. Rodham’s not in the White House, that’s okay — one of those girls is going to be,” Bee said. “We still have millions of nasty women who aren’t going away.”
This story has been updated.