Samantha Bee Roasts The Fyre Festival & Donald Trump In A Hilarious One-Liner During Her Correspondents' Dinner Special
What a weekend it's been: a luxury music festival was found to be without any luxury and the resident of the White House is not attending the White House Correspondents' Dinner. Put those two things together and you get Samantha Bee's amazing Fyre Festival joke about Donald Trump during her Not The White House Correspondents' Dinner special on Saturday night. "Congratulations, Mr. President, you sold people on lies, you’re basically the Presidential version of the Fyre Festival," Bee said during the special in a one-liner that is so topical and so good.
For those who need a refresher, let me catch you up on what's been going on. The Bahamas-based Fyre Festival, co-founded by rapper Ja Rule, was scrapped after attendees claimed via social media that the music festival provided them with inadequate accommodations and food, even though the event promised "the best in food, art music and adventure." In a statement, Fyre Festival said, "Due to circumstances beyond our control, we must postpone this experience. We are working tirelessly to ensure each guest leaves the island safely and ask for everyone’s patience and cooperation as we continue to provide ongoing updates via email and our official social media channels as they become available, including refund information."
Ja Rule also provided a statement about the Fyre Festival via Twitter. "I truly apologize as this is NOT MY FAULT," he wrote. "But I'm taking responsibility and I'm deeply sorry to everyone who was inconvenienced by this."
So what does this have to do with Donald Trump? The president has been in office for 100 days as of Saturday and it's been quite a bumpy ride. During his election campaign, Trump promised voters that he would repeal the Affordable Care Act, build a wall along the Mexican border (paid for by Mexico), and implement immigration restrictions. As of the past 100 days, none of those promises were fulfilled. In March, House Republicans pulled the bill that would repeal and replace Obamacare. Earlier this year, Trump's first executive ordered immigration ban was blocked by U.S. courts. And Mexico has refused to pay for the border wall many times.
So if we're looking at the facts here, Trump's presidency has many unfilled promises so far — much like Fyre Festival. But unlike the luxury musical event, Trump is here to stay and has much more time to implement those items on his agenda.