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Samantha Bee Explains Why The GOP Can't Disown Donald Trump's Racism

Because it's nothing new for the party.

Donald Trump's racism isn't anything new for the GOP, despite what the "orange supremacist" may think.

"Full Frontal" host Samantha Bee broke down the Republican Party's history to explain why the bigoted rhetoric spouted by its presumptive presidential nominee wasn't actually a novelty.

"Trump isn't desecrating the Republican Party," she said. "He's just peeling back the glossy exterior to reveal the hideous symbiont that's been lurking there for decades." 

Bee clarified that she didn't think "all racists are Republican" or that "all Republicans are racists." But she did say that the party had relied on an uneasy coalition between "fiscal conservatives" and "resentful whites" to win elections.

Using a "Breaking Bad" analogy, she likened the GOP/Trump match to Walter White teaming up with white supremacists to expand his meth-dealing business -- only the partnership soon turned sour when the racist faction took control.

Bee ended the segment with a serious question for Republicans: "So GOP, the time has come to decide, do you want that beast living in your house or not?" 

Check it out in the clip above.

Editor's note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims -- 1.6 billion members of an entire religion -- from entering the U.S.

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