The smarmy hosts of the fake-news skit "Weekend Update" on NBC's Saturday Night Live made nasty jokes about rooting for "active bioweapon" Donald Trump to die of coronavirus.
Colin Jost began the skit by proclaiming Trump was nuts: "This week was Mental Illness Awareness Week and trust me, we're aware. President and active bioweapon Donald Trump took his doctors hostage and broke out of the hospital like Sarah Connor in Terminator 2."
Over footage of Trump holding a rally in Duluth before he tested positive, Jost joked: "If getting COVID is good, his supporters are in luck this is him at a rally last week when he had Corona come on, look at him he's like an evil Oprah. "You're getting COVID, you're getting COVID, you're getting COVID! Look under your seats, it's a ventilator!"
Michael Che added: “I’m not going to say I’m disappointed, but it kind of feels like when there’s a car crash and the only survivor is the drunk driver." When they were some moans among the laughter, Che laughed at himself.
On #SNL’s Weekend Update: “I’m not going to say I’m disappointed, but it kind of feels like when there’s a car crash and the only survivor is the drunk driver....God was like ‘we tried guys.’” If Trump dies, “not a lose lose.” pic.twitter.com/yVetiWk0KZ— Brent Baker (@BrentHBaker) October 11, 2020
Che wasn't done:
CHE: Trump said him getting COVID was, quote, "A blessing from God." And I bet even God was like, "Hey, we tried, guys."
Actually, maybe we should be more optimistic about this I mean, there's two ways we can look at it. Either Trump's telling the truth and we finally have a cure for COVID, or Trump is lying and he's still going to die. I'm not going to say that's a win-win, but I'm definitely not gonna say it's a lose-lose!
The same sentiment emerged in the opening skit satirizing the vice presidential debate where Kate McKinnon -- the Hillary impersonator who sang a sad song when she lost -- played moderator Susan Page and asked the vice president "I have to ask this what is the current health of President Trump?" When he thanked her for asking, she shot back "I wasn't asking out of sympathy, Mike, I was asking out of a simmering rage for his incompetence and a sadistic hope that he is not well."
PS: Colin Jost also uttered this non-joke during the fake news: "Goldman Sachs is reporting that if Joe Biden wins the election and Democrats regain control of Congress, the economy will recover faster. I don't have a joke for that. Um, I just wanted to point out that Trump's only thing he says he's good at is the economy, and the economy itself was like, I'm voting for Biden!"
Colin Jost advertisement? "Goldman Sachs is reporting that if Joe Biden wins the election and Democrats regain control of Congress, the economy will recover faster...Trump's only thing he says he's good at is the economy, and the economy itself was like, I'm voting for Biden!" pic.twitter.com/GwdbwUSHwf— Tim Graham (@TimJGraham) October 12, 2020