Donald Trump’s supporters were fodder for SNL’s Kate McKinnon and Cecily Strong, during the show’s first cold open since March 12.
Trump was being defended by Cecily Strong as USA Radio Network’s real-life correspondent and Republican pundit, Scottie Nell Hughes.
“As a woman, I like Donald Trump, but as a full-blown nutjob, I freakin’ love him.”
McKinnon was posing as CNN’s Kate Bolduan interviewing Hughes, who was groping for ways to explain Trump’s misogynistic remarks and constant attacks on women.
In an article entitled, “The Cult of Donald Trump,” the Washington Post said that the SNL skit was, “satire, yes, but there’s plenty of truth behind it.”
The Washington Post referenced a recent CNN focus group, where women tried to explain why they were still backing Trump.
“…You will see those women make all manner of excuses for Trump. He’s an entertainer. He doesn’t really mean it. He’s transparent. You have to take the good with the bad. He’s a strong leader.”
One of Trump’s real-life supporters, Lyn Kilian, moved to the U.S. from Canada 50 years ago. She admitted that certain Trump-isms make her “cringe.”
“I wonder why (Trump has) said a certain thing, but that’s his personality. He’s just — he just lets it roll.”
Brooke Steck, a church leader and a mother-of-four, agreed.
“He really does love his country, loves people, he really has respect for women.”
Crystal Junior, a Mexican-American, said she admired Trump’s “transparency.”
“I just find that what you see is what you get with this man. And that is what I want.”
The Gawker stated that the SNL parody was “almost too real” and quoted Hughe’s perhaps unknowing prediction last month that she was about to wind up there.
“(Trump supporters) have been abused, they have been slaughtered, they have been made fun of, on everything from the nightly news to Saturday Night Live.”
Cecily Strong echoed these types of remarks in the interview, seemingly more and more desperate for answers as the questioning continued and she realized she was drifting far beyond the voice of reason.
The camera cut to Darrel Hammond, SNL’s Trump doppelganger, at a campaign rally.
“I just gotta say, isn’t my daughter Ivanka the best? She’s so smart, so talented and what a rack. She just had a baby so you can imagine that rack now. It is just tremendous!”
The rally parody continued with Hammond’s Trump eliciting a chant from the crowd. “I say ‘women’, you say ‘suck’! Women!”
“Suck!” the crowd calls out obediently.
— Kate Bennett (@KateBennett_DC) April 3, 2016
Strong’s Hughes continued to defend Trump, saying that his comments about abortion must have been an April Fool’s joke, and he “really didn’t mean” to tweet anything unflattering about Ted Cruz’s wife.
“That was an accident because Donald’s hands are just so big, he can’t ever see every little tweet he retweets. His hands are this big (gesturing) flaccid.”
New York Daily News said the Trump massacre continued on SNL’s Weekend Update with Colin Jost and Michael Che. Jost commented on Trump’s infamous abortion backpedaling.
“He said women should be punished for getting abortions, then doctors should be punished, then the state and then the laws should be left alone. He has to be pro-choice because he’s made all the choices.”
The SNL broadcast featured musical guest Gwen Stefani, and was hosted by Peter Dinklage.
The Game of Thrones star stayed out of the political realm of spoofery. But Dinklage brought the house down in a hilarious performance about his “Space Pants,” and an unforgettable appearance with SNL regular Leslie Jones in a parody of Naked and Afraid. See more about that, and watch videos in this story via Inquisitr.
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