When the season premiered last week on Saturday Night Live, host Chris Rock reacted to the news that Donald Trump had tested positive for the coronavirus by saying, “My heart is going to COVID.”
A week later, the president apparently recovered from the virus and has already returned to giving speeches in front of crowded crowds. Michael Che, co-host of “Weekend Update”, struggled to hide his disappointment with this week’s episode.
“President Trump claimed to have survived the coronavirus,” Che reported, adding, sarcastically, “Yeah!”
“I’m not going to say I’m disappointed, but it’s kind of like when there’s a car crash and the only survivor is the drunk driver,” he continued. “Trump said COVID was, quote, a ‘blessing from God.’ And I bet even God was like, ‘Hey, we tried, guys.’ “
“In fact, maybe we should be more optimistic about it,” Che said. “I mean, there are two ways to look at it. Either Trump is telling the truth and we finally have a cure for COVID. Or Trump is lying and he’s always going to die. I’m not going to say it’s a win-win, but it’s definitely not a lose-lose.
Picking up where his co-host left off, Colin Jost added, “I also have to say it’s amazing to see a guy go through a near death experience and learn nothing from it. It’s like watching someone smoke through a hole in their neck.
Showing footage of Trump throwing MAGA hats at his supporters at a rally when he was likely already positive for the virus, Jost said, “He’s like an evil Oprah. “You get COVID! You get COVID! You get COVID! And look under your seats, it’s a fan! “
“It’s a dark sight,” admitted Che, before moving on to the treatment the president considers “cured.”
“President Trump has declared that a therapeutic drug from Regeneron, which is derived from stem cells, is the cure for COVID,” he said, “which seemed improbable, unfounded, irresponsible, and I can’t wait to buy 1000 shares of Regeneron baby juice broth. “
“It’s pretty funny that these old Republicans are so anti-abortion when it comes to everyone,” Che concluded, “but then they do a full 180 as soon as the stem cells can save their lives or when I get their daughter pregnant. “
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