Saturday Night Live brought three GOP senators together on Meet the Press to demonstrate just how far the Republican Party will go to defend President Trump.
Bill Maher argued on his show last night that special counsel Robert Mueller created new legal precedents by refusing to recommend any charges against President Trump, pointing out that politicians will now have the green light to meet with foreign governments, invite them to hack opponents and break campaign finance laws.
He noted all Mueller had to do “is what people in the justice system do everyday — use the law to come to justice and not be so restricted by technicalities that the bad guys win.”
Said Maher: “That’s what law is — new precedents. It’s always evolving. You can’t indict a sitting president? It’s not in the Constitution. It’s not even a law, it’s a guideline. Like drinking wine with fish and not fucking your cousin.”
“You guys know that I’m a tactile politician, right? I’m a hugger, I’m a kisser, and I’m a little bit of a sniffer. The last thing I ever want to do is offend anyone.”
Saturday Night Live opened on C-SPAN and the congressional testimony of Michael Cohen — played as always by special guest Ben Stiller.
Saturday Night Live mocked President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency, suggesting the decision was just part of a master plan to escape the confines of the presidency.
Trump hit back on Twitter asking,”How do the Networks get away with these total Republican hit jobs without retribution? Likewise for many other shows? Very unfair and should be looked into. This is the real Collusion!”
Pete Davidson appeared on the “Weekend Update” segment of Saturday Night Live to apologize to veteran and congressman-elect Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), and this time he brought Crenshaw with him.
Said Davidson: “The man is a war hero and he deserves all of the respect in the world. And if any good came of this, maybe it was that for one day the left and the right finally came together to agree on something — that I’m a dick.”
Associated Press: “Did you hear the one about President Trump? Or, more precisely, did you hear all 3,128 jokes?”
“A think tank that has studied the content of late-night comedy for the past 26 years said Donald Trump was the butt of more jokes in 2017 than any other public figure has for a single year. By a lot.”
“He beat the previous record of 1,816, set by Trump as a presidential candidate in 2016… Prior to that, the record was 1,717 by former President Bill Clinton in 1998, the year of Monica Lewinsky.”
“Tonight we’re live from the Arizona border where a vicious caravan of dozens—maybe millions—of illegal immigrants is heading straight for you and your grandchildren.”
“You think I’m angry? You’re damn right I am. But you think I’m angry now, you just wait till I get on that Supreme Court, because then you’re all going to pay!”
This is so well done.
“British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen has a mysterious new show about America on Showtime, and it’s sure to fit in fit in nicely with the current political climate by trolling politicians who hit their apex years ago,” The Week reports.
Sarah Palin revealed in a Facebook post, that like former Vice President Dick Cheney, she had been “duped” by Cohen: “I join a long list of American public personalities who have fallen victim to the evil, exploitive, sick ‘humor’ of the British ‘comedian.'”
“No matter what you do, it always comes with an extra layer of gleeful cruelty and dickishness.”
“As for North Korea, he bragged yesterday that he didn’t prepare for his summit with Kim Jong Un. Didn’t prepare! Of course, when has he ever prepared for anything? This guy didn’t bring a condom to fuck a porn star.”
— Bill Maher, quoted by the Daily Beast.
“Don’t worry, I told them you were openly colluding with Russia but then I ended with ‘so what!’ so it’ll be fine.”
Washington Post: “Ben Stiller, Martin Short, Jimmy Fallon, Scarlett Johansson, Alec Baldwin and Stormy Daniels herself all showed up for one of the more star-studded cold opens in the history of Saturday Night Live, just as the sketch show enters the final stretch of its 43rd season. And they were all there to do one thing: skewer the Trump administration after (yet another) week of shocking revelations through a series of comedic phone calls and crossed lines.”
Michelle Wolf turned in an especially biting performance at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner and went after President Trump “in a routine that swerved from raunchy to downright nasty,” the Washington Post reports.
Robert DeNiro and Ben Stiller appeared on Saturday Night Live as Special Counsel Robert Mueller and President Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, for a Meet the Parents-style interrogation.