The team behind Full Frontal with Samantha Bee went fully dystopic in a Wednesday segment called “Fantastic Words and Where Not To Find Them.” The segment focuses on Trump and his administration’s rejection of words and facts and what things mean, and it’s enough to scramble anyone’s brain.
Under the Trump administration, “truth” and “lies” have inexplicably become subjective terms. “Fake news” doesn’t literally mean “false information”; it means rejecting something you don’t agree with.
“The one good thing about life in a fear-based regime is getting to play Scrabble with your Commander, and we were denied even that,” Bee said in yet another a perfect Handmaid’s Tale reference. But as the video notes, Scrabble is probably off the table with the man who finishes less than half of his sentences and thinks “euphanism” is a word.
So how do you talk sense when neither talking nor sense is what it used to be? In finding a solution, Bee, like many of us, draws a blank.