World News – CA – Trump’s coronavirus problems diagnosed during ‘SNL’ season opener


« Saturday Night Live » kicked off its 46th season by facing the leadership turmoil unleashed when President Donald Trump announced he had Covid-19

The show opened with Tuesday’s controversial and chaotic debate between Trump, played by Alec Baldwin, and electoral challenger Joe Biden, played by Jim Carrey

Chris Wallace (Beck Bennett) of Fox News kicks off the contest by saying, « I think I’m going to do a really, really good job tonight » Wallace has been criticized for the way he handled the real debate

Biden takes the stage and immediately produces a tape measure to check the distance between the lecterns before moving his own a little further

When it’s Trump’s turn, he says, « I’d like to start with a list of complaints People are mean to me » He then says the coronavirus is a « hoax »

« This statement will probably come back to haunt me this week, » says Trump

Biden’s running mate Sen Kamala Harris makes an appearance to chastise men « If there’s one thing we’ve learned tonight, it’s that America needs a woman for president » , says California Democrat, played by former SNL student Maya Rudolph

After Trump continues to interrupt proceedings, Biden zaps him with a remote control that pauses the president mid-sentence

« America, look at me », says Carrey’s Biden « look straight into my eyeballs you can trust me because i believe in science and karma »

“Now imagine that science and karma could somehow team up to send us all a message about how dangerous this virus is,” he continues “I’m not saying I want this to happen Imagine -the « 

Comedian Chris Rock hosted the show, which was produced with social distancing and wearing masks backstage Audience capacity was limited and fans were tested for Covid-19

Rock said in his monologue that as a result of the show’s testing protocol, he had « more stuff » on his nose this week than when he shared a dressing room with the late cast member Chris Farley in the 1990s

« President Trump is in Covid hospital, and I just want to say my heart goes to Covid, » Rock said

The comedian criticized the American political system, saying that locking up a leader for four years was not ideal

« What job do you have for four years no matter what? » he says « If you hired a cook and he makes people throw up every day, sit there and go, well he’s got a four year contract? »

Musical guest Megan Thee Stallion had some political criticism, aimed at a message to Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, who presented a case in Breonna Taylor’s fatal shooting to a grand jury who returned without any accusation directly linked to his death

Messages displayed on stage behind the bestselling rapper compared Cameron to black Americans who helped maintain slavery « Daniel Cameron is no different », read one of the statements

Co-host Colin Jost said Friday footage of the president leaving the White House on Marine One evokes the fall of Saigon in 1975

Colleague Michael Che shook off those who said now is not the time to mock the President because Covid-19 can be so deadly

« It’s very funny about that, » he said. « Maybe not from a moral point of view, but mathematically, if you’re building a joke, those are all the ingredients you need »

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« I don’t want Trump to die, obviously, » Che said « I wish him a very long recovery »

The segment ended with a brief tribute to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, celebrated on SNL with performances by Kate McKinnon

The cast member was in the audience in a court robe, hand over heart A message flashed on screen: « Stay in power »

Saturday Night Live, Joe Biden, Jim Carrey, Donald Trump, Chris Rock, Maya Rudolph, Kamala Harris, Alec Baldwin, NBC

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