Dems hijack White House Coronavirus presser in SNL’s ‘cold open’

(“SNL” video screenshot)

“Saturday Night Live” tried but failed this Saturday to offer the American people some fun, lively bipartisan comedy.

It started off OK with a genuinely humorous “cold open” that poked fun at both key Trump administration officials and the top candidates in the Democrat presidential primary race.

The sketch depicted a White House press conference on coronavirus led by a fictional Vice President Mike Pence who doesn’t believe in science (the real one does) and a fictional HUD Secretary Ben Carson who doesn’t know anything (the real one does).

The real fun began when fictional caricatures of the Democrats running for the presidency began appearing at the conference to ask stupid unrelated questions and make stupid unrelated remarks just as their real-life counterparts had at the tenth Democrat debate.

Watch the full sketch below:

Some of the highlights include Joe Biden talking about his victory in “South Cracker Barrel” (known by normal people as South Carolina), 38-year-old Pete Buttigieg mocking the other candidates for being at much higher risk of dying from coronavirus and Amy Klobuchar touting her “moderate” bona fides.

“Yeah, the whole moderate from the Midwest schtick is mine. So stay out of my center lane, b—h. I’m from Minnesota, so I will cut you in line at Target, son,” the fictional Klobuchar said.

The biggest laughs were provided by the fake Elizabeth Warren, who ruthlessly kept bashing the fake Michael Bloomberg, much like the real-life Warren has repeatedly done.

“We need someone who can handle this that we can trust,” she said. “Mayor Bloomberg supported George W. Bush, he supported Lindsey Graham, he funded SARS.”

“He invented traffic. He was responsible for McDonald’s serving spaghetti. He wrote and directed the movie ‘Cats.’ He dumped your bags in the ocean from cargo holds on Spirit Airlines. This is a bad man.”

She concluded her rant by urging the American people to protect themselves from coronavirus by generously applying President Donald Trump’s favorite hand sanitizer, Purell.

It was at this point that the fake Bernie Sanders jumped up out of his seat to warn the American people that Purell is no good.

“No, no, no. No, no, no, no. No Purell!” he shrieked in typical Sanders fashion. “I got a bottle of that junk, and on the label, it says it kills 99.99 percent of germs. What happens to the top .01 percent. Why are we protecting them?”

“I say enough with the potions. Just use good old fashioned bar soap and scalding hot water. Now, I might get in trouble for saying this, but you know who was great at washing his hands? Joseph Stalin!”

Sadly, the show’s host for the evening, former “SNL” writer John Mulaney, ruined the bipartisanship afterward by delivering an opening monologue in which he suggested that America’s senators should stab the president to death.


It is a leap year. … leap year began in the year 45 B.C. under Julius Caesar. This is true, He started the leap year in order to correct the calendar, and we still do it to this day,” he said.

Another thing that happened under Julius Caesar was he was such a powerful maniac that all the senators grabbed knives and they stabbed him to death. That would be an interesting thing if we brought that back now.”

While a joke is just a joke, a joke like that is also an arguably irresponsible joke given the constant harassment, death threats, and violence that supporters of America’s duly elected president face on a daily basis.

While this harassment and violence receive scant coverage from the biased left-wing establishment media, it’s nevertheless happening on an increasing scale.

Here’s just one example from Friday:

Here’s another example from last week:

The week before, an Indiana couple was arrested for deliberately running two teenage boys off the road because they had “Make America Great Again” flags on their bikes:

Meanwhile, paid “journalists” for the far-left establishment network CNN have been shaming black Trump supporters and calling them “Uncle Toms” on live television.

With such harassment, violence, and bigotry against Trump supporters prevalent across all of the country, perhaps it’s not appropriate to make jokes about assassinating the president.


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