Donald Trump has once again taken aim at Saturday Night Live after his embattled Supreme Court nominee was endlessly mocked during the season premiere.
Brett Kavanaugh was the main focus of SNL’s episode on Saturday, being played by Matt Damon in the cold open and also dominating the Weekend Update segment.
Trump claimed he did not watch Saturday Night Live, but then praised Kanye West – Saturday’s musical guest – for supporting him on the show.
‘Like many, I don’t watch Saturday Night Live (even though I past hosted it) – no longer funny, no talent or charm,’ Trump tweeted on Sunday.
Donald Trump has once again taken aim at Saturday Night Live, after his embattled Supreme Court nominee was made the punching bag for the season premiere
An hour later, Trump seemed to feel confident that he would be able to garner the ‘Black vote’
Trump claimed he did not watch Saturday Night Live, but then praised Kanye West – Saturday’s musical guest – for supporting him on the show
‘It is just a political ad for the Dems. Word is that Kanye West, who put on a MAGA hat after the show (despite being told “no”) was great. He’s leading the charge!’
An hour later, Trump randomly declared his confidence in winning the ‘Black Vote’ – despite the fact he only claimed 8 percent of the black vote in 2016.
‘So if African-American unemployment is now at the lowest number in history, median income the highest, and you then add all of the other things I have done, how do Democrats, who have done NOTHING for African-Americans but TALK, win the Black Vote? And it will only get better!’ he tweeted on Sunday.
West caused a stir on the SNL stage with his fashion choices on Saturday night.
The rapper, who hours earlier renamed himself ‘Ye’, promoted Trump and ‘Hoover’ – believed to be jailed Chicago gang leader Larry Hoover – with a MAGA hat and ‘Free Hoover’ sweatshirt.
After his final song, West shocked the audience as he began talking about his support for Trump and claimed he was asked by the show not to wear his MAGA hat.
‘You see they laughing at me. You heard ’em, they scream at me, they bully me. They bullied me backstage,’ said West, who also alluded to running for president in 2020.
‘They said, “Don’t go out there with that hat on”. They bullied me backstage. They bullied me.’
The entire cast was on stage, as were West’s musical guests 070 Shake, Kid Cudi, and Ty Dolla $ign, as the crowd booed his speech.
West caused a stir on the SNL stage with his fashion choices on Saturday night, sporting both a MAGA hat and a sweatshirt in support of imprisoned Chicago gang leader Larry Hoover (right)
‘I wanna cry right now. Black man in America, you’re supposed to keep what you feel inside right now,’ West sang as he began his rant.
‘And the liberals bully you and tell you what you can and cannot wear. And they look at me and say, “It’s not fair. How the hell did you get here?”‘.
‘So many times I talk to a white person about this and they say, “How could you like Trump? He’s racist.”,’ he continued.
‘Well, if I was concerned about racism I would’ve moved out of America a long time ago. We don’t make our decisions off of racism.’
‘If someone inspires me and I connect with them, I don’t have to believe in all their policies…We need to have a dialogue not a diatribe, because if you want something to change, it’s not going to change by saying, “F**k that person”. Try love. Try love.’
While Trump claimed to not have seen Saturday’s episode, he was clearly none too pleased with the show’s focus on the Kavanaugh hearing.
While Trump claimed to not have seen Saturday’s episode, he was clearly none too pleased with the show’s focus on the Kavanaugh hearing
Kavanaugh, played by Matt Damon, was mocked in the cold open of Saturday Night Live’s season premiere this week
Damon portrayed an angry Kavanaugh who slurped down water and described himself as a ‘keg half-full’ guy
Damon mocked Kavanaugh’s furious testimony, joking that he was going to ‘start at an 11 and take it to 15 real quick’.
‘I’m not backing down you sons of b****es, I don’t know the meaning of the word stop,’ Damon’s Kavanaugh added.
Kavanaugh’s detailed calendars from his high school years were also mocked.
‘Dr Ford has no evidence, none. Meanwhile, I’ve got these. I’ve got these calendars,’ Damon said. ‘These beautiful, creepy calendars.’
‘About lifting weights with PJ And Squee and Donkey Donald Doug. But you don’t care about Squee or Donkey Dong Doug, do you?’
‘You just want to humiliate me in front of my wife. My parents, and Alyssa freaking Milano,’ he added, referring to the fact the Charmed actress attended the hearing.
Senator Lindsey Graham, played by Kate McKinnnon, compared Kavanaugh to Bill Cosby and said his performance at the hearing was ‘an audition for the Trump cabinet’
Sen Sheldon Whitehouse, played by Pete Davidson, asked Kavanaugh in the hearing what some of his yearbook entries meant, saying they ‘clearly refer to sex’
Damon also referenced the judge’s vow that he did not have sex for many years after college, calling himself the ‘proudest, drunkest virgin you’ve ever seen’.
Sen Sheldon Whitehouse, played by Pete Davidson, asked Kavanaugh in the hearing what some of his yearbook entries meant.
When he tried to say they were terms for farting or a drinking game, he responded: ‘Judge Kavanaugh, my staff just googled all these terms and they clearly refer to sex’
‘Well that’s impossible because I didn’t have sex for many, many, many years,’ Damon replied.
‘All I did was drink a lot and not think about having sex at all. I was the proudest, drunkest virgin you’ve ever seen. And everyone can relate to that.’
Damon’s Kavanaugh then raged: ‘You think I’m angry, you’re damn right I am.’
‘But you think I’m angry now, you just wait till I get on that Supreme Court because then you’re all going to pay. Give me a can of water.’
Dr Christine Blasey Ford (left) has accused Kavanaugh (right) of dragging her into a bedroom during a high school party in 1982, pinning her to a bed and covering her mouth while he tried to disrobe her
Thursday’s Supreme Court nominee hearings were also the focus of SNL’s Weekend Update segment.
Colin Jost and Michael Che ripped into Kavanaugh for his bizarre defense when questioned about allegations he had sexually assaulted Dr Christine Blasey Ford.
At Thursday’s hearing Kavanaugh mentioned how often he would drink beer and work out with his friends, which Jost thought was counterproductive.
‘I got to say, you’re not really helping yourself in a drunken assault case when you yell about how much you liked drinking and how strong you were at the time,’ he said.
Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che slammed Kavanaugh for ‘yelling and crying’ during his job interview
Jost also shamed Republican senators for their use of female prosecutor Rachel Mitchell rather than asking Ford their questions themselves.
‘Now, I know on an optics level, I understand why the Republicans did that,’ he said.
‘But if you’re not the right person to ask questions at a senate hearing, maybe you’re not the right person to be a senator.’
Che chimed in to remind viewers that Thursday’s hearing was not a trial, but was actually a job interview for Kavanaugh.
Michael Che pointed out that even an allegation of sexual assault should be enough to keep Kavanaugh from the Supreme Court bench
‘I just want to remind everybody that all that yelling and crying happened at a job interview,’ he said.
‘I mean, typically when you’re asked about a sexual assault and your drinking problem at a job interview, you don’t get the damn job.’
Kate McKinnon, playing Supreme Court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg, joked she and her friends were going to beat Kavanaugh up when he arrived on the bench
‘I don’t know if Mr Kavanaugh has a history of assault or if he actually has a drinking problem. But I do know that he might,’ he continued.
‘And you shouldn’t be on the Supreme Court if you might. I mean you shouldn’t be on the people’s court if you might. Sometimes might is enough.’
The men then interviewed Supreme Court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg, played by Kate McKinnon, who said she was excited to have Kavanaugh on the bench with her.
‘You know what, I’m thrilled. We’re gonna be very welcoming,’ she said.
‘The guy likes drinking games so much we got one planned for him. It’s called quarters.
‘It’s when me and [Supreme Court judge Sonia] Sotomayor put a roll of quarters in a sock and beat the hell out of him.’
Another skit that seemed to allude to the ongoing Kavanaugh scandal was one portraying a frat party, where the young attendees made mistakes that changed the course of their lives.
Two partygoers were said to have later had to drop out of the Presidential race, one man died, and another was traumatized by an event at the party for the rest of his life.