Donald Trump was roasted on Saturday Night Live‘s Weekend Update last night, after the former president claimed his supporters had been “hugging and kissing” police during the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Trump said his supporters “were not attacking officers but were instead hugging and kissing police,” Jost said. “But I’m not surprised that Donald Trump can’t tell the difference between kissing and assault,” he added.
Jost took another jab at Trump when discussing photos that showed Joe Biden had relied on a cheat sheet during his first press conference since becoming president.
“I gotta say, it’s easy to make fun of Biden’s cheat sheets, but they worry me a lot less than Trump’s cheat sheets. Do you remember those?” Jost said.
He then highlighted some notes Trump was pictured with during his presidency, including one that said “missile was launched from N. Korea—will take care of it.”
“And of course, this classic: “I want nothing, I want nothing, I want no quid pro quo”… which I think were rap lyrics from the Legally Blonde musical,” Jost added.
Jost and co-anchor Michael Che also riffed on the gun control debate following deadly mass shootings in the Atlanta area and Boulder, Colorado.
“In the wake of the Colorado and Atlanta shootings, President Biden called for universal background checks for gun purchases,” Jost said.
“And background checks are a great start, but shouldn’t we also do current checks? Like, what are these guys up to now? How much ‘Call of Duty’ are they playing? Have they recently DMed a girl ‘hey’ 30 times? Or, how about this: If you want a gun, the gun store has to talk to at least five people from your life who agree it’s a good idea for you to have a gun. It’s not really that much to ask. You’ve got to list three references on an application to work at Foot Locker.”
Jost also urged Republicans to “stop pretending this is a Second Amendment issue and just admit you love guns more than people you don’t know.”
He added: “If you actually cared about the Second Amendment, you’d also care about the well-regulated militias part. And I don’t know if you noticed when they almost hung you two months ago, but our militias aren’t super well-regulated.”
Che added: “I don’t know what you’re talking about. I just bought a gun last summer when all those white kids started talking about getting rid of the police.”
He then further joked about Biden’s press conference, noting that it lasted over an hour.
“Wow, shout out to Fixodent!” Che quipped. “At the conference, President Biden was asked if he plans to run for re-election in 2024, which is probably the nicest way to ask him if he plans on being alive in three years.”
“Wow, an app filled with pictures of just kids? What could possibly go wrong?” Che said, to laughter from the audience.