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23 November 2016

‘SNL’ Weekend Update Stops Pulling Punches With Trump Transition 19NOV16

‘SNL’ Weekend Update Stops Pulling Punches With Trump Transition

Published on Nov 19, 2016
In what may be a case of “too little, too late,” Michael Che and Colin Jost kicked off “Weekend Update” on this week’s “Saturday Night Live” with a pretty brutal critique of everything Donald Trump has done since his election victory. “It hasn’t been great, but it also hasn’t been good or even fine,” said Che of the week following the election.

Though Weekend Update has a reputation for playing both sides and never quite going all in on Trump during the election cycle, that certainly wasn’t the case this week. Of course, at this point — with a Trump win already in the bag — it may not be super helpful.

The hosts zeroed-in on Donald Trump’s cabinet, starting with Steve Bannon and his association with the news site Breitbart. “Breitbart News has been criticized by many for being a sexist, racist, white nationalist news site,” Che said. “Strong words, I don’t know if I would call it a news site. Calling Breitbart a news site is like calling R. Kelly’s sex tape a rom-com.”

Next up was Senator Jeff Sessions, who is up for Attorney General somehow, Jost remarked, “even though Sessions was denied a federal position 30 years ago for making racist remarks.”