‘SNL’ takes rare hits on Biden, liberals in ‘Weekend Update’ segment


“Saturday Night Live” took some rare hits against the Liberals and Joe Biden during its “Weekend Update” segment.

After weeks of facing criticism for seemingly ignoring the Biden administration, the show’s parody news segment managed to get some shots on the 46th president and his liberal supporters on Saturday’s show.

Hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che got the ball rolling by sharing the news that the House of Representatives had approved a $ 1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus package on Friday night.

“Like me, when I’m drunk, Congress decided to spend a lot of money at 2:30 in the morning,” Jost began. “They passed a $ 1.9 trillion stimulus bill and Republicans are calling it a ‘liberal wish list.’

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He added: “I don’t know, I think a liberal wish list would be an avocado toast with Chrissy Teigen, a free college for pets, and a hip-hop musical about Anderson Cooper starring Lin-Manuel Miranda.”

'Saturday Night Live' took a few hits to the left during its 'Weekend Update' segment.

‘Saturday Night Live’ took a few hits to the left during its ‘Weekend Update’ segment.
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Although the hosts are apparently not mocking the left, Jost later joked about Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who has opposed raising the federal minimum wage.

“Because over the years, Graham has come to love the taste of the saliva of fast food workers,” Jost said.

Che then took the reins, chiding the left again by referring to another critic of the minimum wage, Republican Senator John Thune.

“Senator John Thune said he was against the $ 15 minimum wage because he used to live on $ 6 an hour when he was young,” Che began. “But that was like 40 years ago, when the rent was like a dollar and everyone had a pornographic tape. That’s why Democrats never get things done. You keep putting it to the vote and taking ‘no’ for an answer. , They storm the capital. Why can’t they get so mad? Say what you want about a guy in a Viking helmet jumping on Nancy Pelosi’s desk, but you won’t be ignored!

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Che also lambasted Biden for his plan to increase the participation of the coronavirus vaccine in black communities by converting more churches into vaccination sites.

“I’m sure Biden means well, but that’s such an old white idea,” the comedian said, shaking his head. “You know that idea started with the words ‘Hey, do you know what those people love?'”

Keeping the political comedy ball rolling, Jost also poked fun at Senator Ted Cruz and former President Donald Trump, who will speak at the 2021 Conservative Political Action Conference on Sunday.

“For a preview of Trump’s speech, give your grandfather cocaine,” Jost said of what will be Trump’s first public speech since he left office on January 20.

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He also noted that Cruz also spoke at CPAC. In his speech, he ignored his recent political dispute that saw him criticized for taking a vacation to Cancun in Mexico with his family while people in his state weathered a deadly storm that left millions without power.

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“Yes, no, stop,” Jost said after playing an excerpt from the speech. “You don’t do that. No, you’re not in on the joke. It’s not for you to enjoy.”

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