Well, this didn’t age well.
Progressive late-night host Samantha Bee is scrambling to distance herself from a man she only 6 months ago called a “superhero who could stop President Donald Trump.” Democratic New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, a leader in the progressive #MeToo movement resigned his position Monday night after the New Yorker reported on four women accusing him of physically abusing them during romantic relationships. Schneiderman denied wrongdoing but stepped down within hours of the report following public calls to quit by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D.) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D.).
Progressive ‘comedian’, Bee embraces all things anti-Trump, For her “Full Frontal” show which aired Nov. 8, the one-year anniversary of Trump’s election victory over Hillary Clinton, Bee interviewed Schneiderman and introduced him as a “hero who stood up to democracy’s nemesis before.” Schneiderman sued Trump for fraud over Trump University in 2013, and Trump has feuded with him ever since.
Bee also became excited in response to an unconfirmed report that special counsel Robert Mueller had teamed up with Schneiderman’s office in the investigation into former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort.
“You’re going to save us!” Bee said.
“We’re going to do it, but that requires a lot of people other than state attorneys general getting engaged,” Schneiderman said.
“You’re still a hero,” Bee said.
“Just a lawyer,” he replied.
“Fine, you’re just a lawyer. Thanks for coming anyway,” Bee said.
Samantha’s Tweets didn’t make her look much better
On May 5, just two days before his fall, Schneiderman tweeted about “comic book day” using graphics that Bee used in her interview to portray him as a super hero.
Once the allegations of abuse went public, the “Full Frontal” team was no longer in love and demanded the tweets be deleted.