Skip to main content

Watch All Your Favorite TV Hosts Call out Trump for Lying About His Racist “Birther” Garbage

Hey, comedy programs can effectively deal with Trump!

Sorry, folks. We can run (to Canada) from this election, but we can’t hide—especially when Donald Trump holds a press conference to lie brazenly about his role in the disgusting movement questioning Barack Obama’s birthplace.

Thankfully, we have so many wonderful TV personalities to break it down … on comedy shows, because they’re apparently the only ones we can trust anymore—aside from CNN’s passive-aggressive breaking news banner. Above, you can see Samantha Bee dissect this story on Full Frontal (and she did a lot more on Trump that’s worth watching, too).

Seth Meyers and Steven Colbert also offered their individual takes on the simple facts of the situation, which are that Trump promoted the idea that President Obama was lying about his birthplace for years and then blamed the whole “birther” movement on Hillary Clinton, which is patently false. He also said he “ended” the movement, despite the fact that he was a big proponent of it long after many others had abandoned the always-absurd inquisition.

All of this was wrapped up in what was effectively a Trump hotel commercial. Enjoy!

Want more stories like this? Become a subscriber and support the site!

The Mary Sue has a strict comment policy that forbids, but is not limited to, personal insults toward anyone, hate speech, and trolling.—

Follow The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google+.

Have a tip we should know? [email protected]

Filed Under:

Follow The Mary Sue:

Dan Van Winkle (he) is an editor and manager who has been working in digital media since 2013, first at now-defunct Geekosystem (RIP), and then at The Mary Sue starting in 2014, specializing in gaming, science, and technology. Outside of his professional experience, he has been active in video game modding and development as a hobby for many years. He lives in North Carolina with Lisa Brown (his wife) and Liz Lemon (their dog), both of whom are the best, and you will regret challenging him at Smash Bros.