However, the tweet contained one small error. The poor slaughtered animal in the photo isn’t a cheetah, but a leopard.
These kinds of “gotcha moments” are extremely rare for the bumbling right-wingers, so they immediately pounced on the chance to call Bee out on it. And in turn, she did what any comedy genius would do – gave it right back to them.
In a series of tweets the Full Frontal host took mocking to an entirely different level. First, with a poll, because you know how the Trumps love polls.
And, she continued the slaughtered animal identification game, while illustrating how disgusting the Trump boys really are.
Eventually, she really put her animal identification skills to the test while identifying Donald Trump, Jr. as Tiffany Trump.
The Full Frontal team released an official statement about the Twitter tirade, for which they didn’t hold back on continuing the comedic gold. In the statement they said:
Yesterday at 12:14 p.m. we sent out a tweet connecting Eric Trump’s delightful comments about women with his equally delightful pastime of big game hunting. . . Thousands of patriots came spilling out of the woodwork to let us know that we had misidentified the animal in the picture.”
Now, this is not to make light of two vitally important topics: the sexual harassment of women in the workplace and rich douchebags paying to slaughter global treasures. However, satirical comedy in the flavor for which Samantha Bee and other Daily Show alumni produce can make us examine these topics in a very down-to-earth way.
The Trump family elevates greed and self-centeredness to a whole new level. Trump’s children parrot the same disgusting rhetoric that they have been raised with, knowing full well that they will receive little to no consequence for spouting it. The conservatives who support Trump don’t just gloss over the hate, they embrace it. They are motivated by it.
Really, it comes as no surprise that this joke flew right over the heads of Trump supporters. They are backing a fascist candidate for President of the United States. If they can do that, their critical thinking skills float on the top of very shallow waters.
Featured image via Getty Images/Astrid Stawiarz and Twitter screen capture