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Watch: Samantha Bee Uses ‘Breaking Bad’ To Explain the Fate of the GOP

Walter White may have more in common with Paul Ryan than anyone thought.

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Last night’s episode of “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” pulled no punches, comparing Donald Trump and certain Republican party members to Hitler and the Third Reich without any hesitation, while acknowledging that not all Republicans are racist — some of them just get a bad rap. How best to understand the complexities of what’s happened to the GOP over the last several decades? In this hilarious sequence, Bee compares the fate of moderate Republicans to that of Walter White in “Breaking Bad.”

READ MORE: To Desk or Not To Desk? Or, Why Samantha Bee Is The Biggest Badass in Late Night

Watch out for spoilers for the entire run of Vince Gilligan’s beloved AMC drama… and also the current makeup of the Republican party? “Think of the modern GOP as a bunch of smart entrepreneurs and small businessmen who entered into an ill-advised partnership with white supremacists for the purpose of expanding their business,” Bee explains. “But as time went on, the racist faction became harder to control.”

The end result? Bad news for both Walter White and American politics.

Watch the full segment below, and catch “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” on Mondays at 10:30pm on TBS.

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