SNL’s Weekend Update’s opening salvo was the Paul Manafort indictment and Michael Che had a few words for Donald Trump.
Said Che, eliciting cheers from the audience:
“I’m tired of watching the president of the United States have an emotional breakdown on Twitter like he’s Tyrese. If you want to live-Tweet ‘Morning Joe’ or ‘Cupcake Wars’ or whatever you watch, fine, but indictments are important and you work for us. So go put on your baggy suit, fold your hair nice, and answer all of our questions face-to-face like the public servant that you are.”
Also there to comment were Alex Moffat and Mikey Day as Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr., respectively.
The segment also covered the terror attack in Manhattan and Trump’s threat to get rid of the diversity immigration visa lottery:
“Obviously, this attack was awful, but I’m not sure we want to get rid of an entire immigration program based on the actions of one deranged individual. I mean, we don’t look at Trump and say, ‘we should get rid of all presidents.'”
Also covered, the Republican tax plan, Trump’s trip to Asia, American Airlines’ racial bias, meth in Halloween candy, and the Houston Astros World Series win with Leslie Jones and “fine as hell” members of the Astros.
“Clutch the pearls!”
Watch part one, above.
Here’s the second part: