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Samantha Bee Trump apology tour hits Atlanta, New York, Haiti, Mexico

Posted Thursday, January 25, 2018 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk Blog

Samantha Bee's "Full Frontal" on Wednesday on TBS sent her correspondents around the world to apologize for whatever Donald Trump did between January 10 and 24. The concept was loosely mocking "The Amazing Race," dubbing it "The Apology Race."

Correspondents apologized to Mexicans, Puerto Ricans and Haitians, as well as Indiana steelworkers, Dan Rather, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) librarians, a refugee family open to deportation, DACA immigrants and 7-11 workers in New York City.

Ashley Nicole Black apologized to black folks in Atlanta via megaphone while driving down Peachtree Street. At one point, she noted, "I don't know why they sent the black correspondent to do that. Probably would have meant more coming from a white person."

She even apologized to the statue of Martin Luther King Jr. by the Gold Dome. "I think Dr. King would have really hated Trump," she said. "And I don't think he really would have cared for reality show parodies."

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Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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