Sen. Elizabeth Warren appeared on Full Frontal with Samantha Bee Wednesday to give the dispirited host a pep talk and move her “off the ledge” in the face of Donald Trump’s presidency.
“It’s only been six months. I am exhausted. I am personally broken,” Bee told Warren. “People come up to me all the time and are like, ‘What do I do? What do I do? Help me.’ So my question to you is: What should I tell them?”
Warren encouraged Bee to “fight as hard you can,” echoing the message of her recently published book, This Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle To Save America’s Middle Class.
But Bee wasn’t buying it.
“What does that mean?” Bee asked. “You’re so enthusiastic. I feel like you think we’re going to come out of this better than when we started.”
Bee also brought up the fact that many of the people Warren seeks to represent voted for President Trump.
“You’ve spent your whole life fighting for the working class, and the guy who wants to dismantle economic protections for those people actually won,” Bee told Warren. “Do you ever feel like, ‘You know what? F*** those people!’”
Unsurprisingly, Warren said she’s never felt that way.
“No, never,” Warren said. “This is who I am. This is my family. This is how I grew up.
“And yeah, Donald Trump lied to them, lied to their faces,” Warren continued. “But the answer is, then point it out, hold him accountable, and offer them something better.”
The segment wasn’t all serious, though. Warren also addressed her surprising appreciation for the HBO show Ballers, which stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and former Daily Show correspondent and Weymouth native Rob Corddry.
“It’s actually a story about hard work,” Warren said. “It’s a story about perseverance. It’s a story about having to reach within yourself and find something you’re not 100-percent sure is there.”
To conclude the segment, Bee brought out Corddry and a cardboard cutout of The Rock for a little meet-and-greet.