The opener of Saturday Night Live was a skewering of the competing town halls between Joe Biden and Donald Trump.
Jim Carrey returned as Biden, this time boring his audience with long-winded answers and a genteel demeanor that had him eventually putting on a sweater, ala Mr. Rogers. Alec Baldwin returned as Trump, mispronouncing Savannah Guthrie’s name (“Santana”) and refusing to denounce QAnon and conspiracy theories.
“You mean the group that thinks Democrats are a cabal of Satan worshiping pedophiles, that I am their Messiah? I don’t know anything about them,” Trump said.
“Yes you do Mr. President,” Guthrie says.
“Well, I do know that they are against pedophilia and I agree with that. If anyone is against pedophiles, it is me, the man who was close personal friends with one of the most famous pedophiles on earth,” he responded. Rest in power, Jeffrey.”
That was a reference to Jeffrey Epstein.
The skit started with a narrator announcing, “On Thursday, Vice President Biden held a town hall as scheduled on ABC. At the same time, NBC laid a thirst trap for President Trump
“One tall hall was a thoughtful cogent discussion of the issues, facing our country. The other featured President Trump.”
More to come.