SNL Mocks the President’s COVID-19 Diagnosis

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SNL mocks the President’s COVID-19 diagnosis, Alec Baldwin defends playing Trump

The cast of Saturday Night Live took shots at the President’s health status throughout their season 46 premiere, just one day after he was admitted to the hospital for coronavirus.  

The first jab came in before the show even started, when Alec Baldwin, who won an Emmy for his portrayal of the President, posted an image of himself as Trump wearing a mask and looking lethargic.   

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In the show’s cold open, Baldwin and Jim Carrey as Biden, reenacted the Presidential Debate. When closing out the sketch, Carrey’s Biden said, “You can trust me because I believe in science and karma. Now, just imagine if science and karma could somehow team up and send us all a message about how dangerous this virus can be.” 

He then looked over at Baldwin’s Trump, “I’m not saying I want it to happen. Just imagine if it did.”

Host Chris Rock took a shot at the President with his first joke. “President Trump is in the hospital with Covid… and my heart goes out to Covid.  

The Weekend Update’s Colin Jost and Michael Che didn’t pull their punches. “I’ve got to say, it’s a bad sign for America that when Trump said he tested positive for a virus, 60% of people were like ‘prove it.’” Jost joked.

He commented that it’s “weird” to see how many critics were wishing Trump well after his diagnosis. “I think a lot of them are just guilty that their first wish came true.” 

To Che, the President’s hospitalization is a joking matter. “There’s a lot funny about this. Maybe not from a moral standpoint, but mathematically, if you were constructing the joke, this is all the ingredients you need.”

He ridiculed Trump for “maskless rallies” and wished him a long recovery. “By the way, is anyone surprised by this? I honestly thought Trump was trying to get coronavirus. I thought it was like ‘Groundhog Day’ when Bill Murray knew he couldn’t die and he was just trying anything.” Che snarked. “So, all those maskless rallies Trump was having, that was him being safe? Look, I don’t want the president to die, obviously. Actually, I wish him a very lengthy recovery.”

Jost wrapped the segment with a joke about Trump’s high spirits. “It sounds like they’re cutting his hydroxychloroquine with a little bit of molly.” Saying that if Biden was ill, “Trump would 100% be at a maskless rally tonight getting huge laughs doing an impression of Biden on a ventilator.”

After some viewers found jokes about the President’s health to be distasteful, Baldwin posted a video to Instagram defending the show.  

“If there was ever the suggestion that Trump was truly, gravely ill, and people said, ‘Trump is really in trouble,’ then I would bet you everything I have that we wouldn’t even get near that, in terms of content of the show.”

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RealAmerican
RealAmerican
6 months ago

I get paid over $100 per hour working from home with 2 kids at home. I never thought I’d be able to do it but my best friend earns over 15k a month doing this and she convinced me to try. The potential with this is endless .Heres what i have been doing….https://cutt.ly/IfliCrL

Last edited 6 months ago by RealAmerican
Realhuman
Realhuman
6 months ago
Reply to  RealAmerican

No you don’t. You get paid a low $100. per hour for prostitution.

Dreyfus
Dreyfus
6 months ago

Anyone who makes the type of nasty, uncalled for remarks, when another person is fighting an illness/accident, deserves to spend time in jail with serious time with a psychologist. It might help to de-brainwash these idiots.

Bertha
Bertha
6 months ago
Reply to  Dreyfus

Dese poeples wont change. Proper ways has yet been used to fix their bad ways.

Tom
Tom
6 months ago

Is SNL going to do a show on THEIR medical diagnoses – ‘End Stage Syphilis’ and ‘Drug addiction’?

Georgina Mathias
Georgina Mathias
6 months ago
Reply to  Tom

Stopped watching this show long time, do nit find it funny. They all act stupid. Its a waste of time watching these idot’s.

LES
LES
6 months ago

The once popular SNL is undoubtedly on the Soros payroll so they care not about viewers. As for Baldwin, he is an egotistical, FAT, ugly, no talent blob that probably could not get any serious attention other than the likes of SNL . . . .
When one of the SNL cast members or their family is visited by this virus, let’s see how funny they still think their “entertainment” is???

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
6 months ago

Tasteless bunch of poor excuses for human beings. What has become of common decency? You’ve all lost your moral compass. Even though Republicans/conservatives disliked Obama’s policies and use of executive orders constantly and inordinately to bypass Congress to shove healthcare that ended up much too expensive for many and many other assaults upon our freedoms and economic well-being, they stuck to policy disagreements and didn’t turn to character assassination and evil wishes. You’ve turned late night talk shows from entertainment into cesspools

Arta
Arta
6 months ago

Alec Baldwin is a disgrace and so is everyone at SNL….. KARMA will get ALL of you.

Mary
Mary
6 months ago

SNL Look At Yourself in the Mirror.Thats What IDIOTS Look Like.You Are The Most Arrogant,Ignorant,Self Serving Sumabitches.Grow The Hell Up.You Wouldn’t Want Others Talking To You or Your Family.The Way You Talk To This PRESiDENT and His Family.

Raymond Platter
Raymond Platter
6 months ago

Worst most pathetic SNL yet! Two old men making fun of a real American PRESIDENT that is suffering from an illness that has crippled this country. This is another example of entertainment sinking to a new low,

Louie Rey
Louie Rey
6 months ago

And that’s why I never watch that show anymore. Besides, it hasn’t been funny in about 20 years or so.

Janice E. Prescott
Janice E. Prescott
6 months ago

Do people really still watch this assinine show? It’s so HAS BEEN. Never was funny, and never will be.

Tony Barreda
6 months ago

Our SUPER SPREADER IN CHIEF should refrain from attacking people like American hero, John McCain, Supreme Court icon Justice Ginsberg and immigrants, persons that were down and let’s not forget Ms. Clinton if he does not want to be equally treated. What he plants is what he will eat.

Mary Murphy
Mary Murphy
6 months ago
Reply to  Tony Barreda

OH my. I heard what he said about Justice Ginsberg, and it was nothing derogatory AT ALL!!

charlieperr
charlieperr
6 months ago
Reply to  Tony Barreda

John McCain show he was not a true American when he told the VC in Nam what ever the ask about. Instead of being true like almost all the rest of the in the camps they were in. Just like Hanoi Jane did to our troops that were captured.

Mikey
Mikey
6 months ago
Reply to  Tony Barreda

Ginsberg was not a Supreme Court justice. She was a social engineer in a black robe.

mofromtn
mofromtn
6 months ago

I truly can not believe this stupid liberal show is still on TV. I have not watched SNL since the Original Prime-time players departed the show. This show is about as funny as a turd in a toilet. No matter how many time you watch it it’s still just a turd.

Linda
6 months ago
Reply to  mofromtn

With the way he keeps clearing his throat and coughing maybe he has corona virus. He’s an ass. He dosen’t even know what he’s talking about. And your right his show is not that great. I have not watched it I never cared for him he’s not even a good actor. Every time he was on a show I found something else to watch just don’t like the guy.

Mikey
Mikey
6 months ago
Reply to  mofromtn

At least you can flush away the turd…

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
6 months ago

Decades ago, SNL offered some humor with Belushi & Radner, et al. Today, with the likes of Baldwin & Fallon, it’s SND.

Babbo
Babbo
6 months ago

Glad ;you posted the the review of SNL because I won’t watch it ever; it is so vile and unfunny and all at someone’s expense. I am sure none of those actors could stand going thru what our President has to everytime it airs. They would be filing law suits right and left stating they were “misquoted,” maligned, ridiculed, and insulted. Just a bunch of classless wimps.
snl

tom m
tom m
6 months ago

Baldwin is as much an asshole as Deniro and the rest of the communists in hollywood, and SNL has become the cesspool of NY and hollywood

Earl McAFoos
6 months ago

Alec/Jim…..When your Dead, you don’t know your dead, The pain is only felt by others. The same thing happens when your stupid.

Mikey
Mikey
6 months ago

The first time I watched this show – as a college student over thirty years ago – I had the thought that the cast should all be wearing red armbands. Shut it off. Have never watched it since.