Americans had a pitch-perfect opportunity to break the glass ceiling last year and vote in our country’s very first female president. After all, we had a former Senator and Secretary of State with a degree from Yale Law squaring off against a reality TV star who was caught in a recording bragging about how he likes to grab women “by the pussy.”
Of course, as we all know, this is not how things turned out. However, comedian and outspoken feminist Samantha Bee still has not given up hope that we will elect a female president in our lifetimes. She recently guessed at who she thinks it will be, and many will likely be unhappy about it.
On her show Full Frontal, Bee kept her audience and her guest Ana Gasteyer in suspense before she revealed her guess. She even said that some members of her staff had urged her not to share her prediction, because it is so troubling. Began Samantha, “I feel so sad that you asked me that question because I’m gonna give you my honest answer. It’s gonna ruin everyone’s night.” She then came out with it and said, “I’m so sorry. I think our first female president might be Ivanka Trump.” Samantha’s guess elicited groans from audience members, clearly horrified at the thought of the Trump dynasty continuing in the White House. Former Saturday Night Live case member Gasteyer, however, shared her own prediction that, given America’s current trajectory, our first female president would likely be someone in the ballpark of a Real Housewives cast member. Explained Ana, “I think this is all about charisma and popularity. Something about Americans’ need to have someone they recognize from television . . . We’re getting dumber and dumber and dumber and liking dumber and dumber people as a result.” Do you think Samantha or Ana might actually be correct?