“Saturday Night Live” took on Senator — and former SNLer — Al Franken on Saturday evening after a girl mentioned he groped and kissed her with out her consent.
“Senator Al Franken is being accused of badual misconduct on a 2006 U.S.O. Tour by Leann Tweeden, who posted this photo of Franken apparently groping her bads while she was asleep,” mentioned Colin Jost, co-host of “Weekend Update” pointing to the picture of Franken and Tweeden. “Now, I know this photo looks bad, but remember it also is bad.”
Jost then famous that the picture was taken earlier than Franken ran for public workplace, however was taken after he was “a sophomore in high school.”
“Pretty hard to be like, ‘Oh, c’mon he didn’t know any better, he was only 55,'” Jost added.
Franken, who’s a former “SNL” author and performer, was accused by Tweeden, a feminine radio information anchor, on Thursday. This led the Minnesota senator to problem an apology.
It additionally led to President Trump blasting Franken on Twitter, which opened up Trump to scrutiny over the previous accusations of badual badault which were levied in opposition to him. And that led to others criticizing Trump for largely retaining quiet concerning the allegations of badual abuse in opposition to Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore.
Criticisms that “Weekend Update” host, Michael Che, identified.
“And without even looking, you can bet that President Trump called out Al Franken and not Roy Moore, who’s accused of way worse by the way, but Franken is a liberal and Trump and Moore are conservatives, and in this country everybody has to pick a side,” Che mentioned. “Except for me, I think they’re all bitches.”
This week’s host Chance The Rapper additionally acquired in on the laughs with some musical love for the nation’s former President, Barack Obama.
Chance and forged members Kenan Thompson and Chris Redd put collectively a soulful R&B music through which they requested Obama to come back again to the White House.
“Every night I turn the TV on and cry, and I cry, and I cry. I say why? I feel like we’re all gonna die,” the three sang. “So come back, Barack.”
CNNMoney (New York) First revealed November 19, 2017: 1:23 AM ET