Samantha Bee Profiles Maine Governor Paul LePage, the “Beta Version of Trump”

Since he started his presidential run, Donald Trump has taken over news headlines for his racist, sexist, and xenophobic views, but as Samantha Bee pointed out on Full Frontal last night, there’s already been a politician known for “telling it like it is” through bigotry and fear tactics for years: Maine’s governor Paul LePage. Over the years, LePage has consistently touted racist, sexist, anti-immigrant stances, from telling the NAACP to “kiss my butt” to suggesting that Maine should bring back duels, racial profiling, and public executions. Unfortunately, LePage has managed to keep his position as governor since 2010 thanks to his opponents splitting up the vote between the Democratic and third-party candidates running against him. “So let Maine be a warning to the rest of us, because as they say, those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it — or, more likely in this case, are just plain doomed.”

Watch some more clips from last night’s Full Frontal below:


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