Las Vegas could probably make a package that allows people to bet on what news related to Trump "Saturday Night Live" will bias during any particular episode. This week, the program attacked the strange Thursday meeting at the White House between Kanye West and President Trump.
Recently, SNL has essentially recreated popular news clips (almost verbatim in some cases, including this one) with a bit of commentary, a trend that continued with Saturday's opening.
While cast member Chris Redd & # 39; s West presents an abbreviated version of the royal tirade that made headlines on Thursday, President Trump (played by guest star Alec Baldwin) questions the rapper's sanity through a monologue internal, and finally realizes that West is the black version of himself. Meanwhile, Jim Brown, the legendary footballer of Kenan Thompson, watches with horror and, in his own internal monologue, he wonders if there is something like "tripolar". . . because if there is, the SNL West has it.
To fully understand the sketch, it is important to know what exactly West told Trump on Thursday, read our full transcript and noted here.
The sketch begins with a C-SPAN graphic display, which announces coverage of the Oval Office meeting with Trump, West and Brown before the release of "Interns Gone Wild" at midnight. Then, it offers a brief preview of the next conversation, which presents "prison". Reform, education, alternate universes, Superman and flying cars. " In other words, it is not very different from what happened on Thursday.
"Thank you all for joining us today in this important discussion that is not at all a publicity stunt," says Baldwin's trump to begin, adding: "This is a serious and private conversation between three friends, plus some journalists with cameras. "
SNL Trump also thanks West for a pair of his custom shoes: "They're white, they're wide and they're never going to be worth as much as you say they are."
Redd & # 39; s West then launches into a tirade that time is a construction and the 13th Amendment includes a "trap door" (once again, it is not so different from what it actually said). While doing so, Baldwin's inner monologue takes control, and is not favorable.
"Ohhh, this guy could be a cuckoo," thinks Trump of Baldwin, adding that he met with Dennis Rodman and Kim Jong Un and that "they made much more sense than [West]. "
When Redd & # 39; s West, through a gold grill, proclaims that Chicago's homicide rate is decreasing by 20 percent each year and "soon, it's going to be a negative homicide rate. out of the earth, "asks SNL's Trump," he does not listen to anyone but himself, who does he remind me of?
Then comes your eureka moment.
"I do not want to brag, brother, I do not want to brag, but I really have a high IQ, I'm a stable genius, I have a great brain and I have the best words," exclaims Redd & # 39; s West. These phrases, of course, are all things that the real-life Trump has uttered, exclaimed, shouted or told journalists. And that's when it comes to the SNL president's version.
"Oh my God, he's denying me!", He thinks. "This is like being visited by the black Christmas ghost!"
Throughout all this, Thompson's brown has wide eyes and seems terrified. At one point, he thinks: "I played football with a leather helmet and my brain still works better than yours."
Finally, Redd & # 39; s West shows Trump a picture of an invisible plane to be Trump's new Air Force One; Actually, it's just a picture of the Wonder Woman, but first enter your password. Like the news on Thursday, your password is "000000". Of course, Baldwin & # 39; s Trump thinks about that.
"Your password is six zeros? Well, now I feel much better with my password 80085, a.k.a. BOOBS," he thinks.
Finally, Baldwin's Trump sums up the meeting by saying: "And let's remember today's great lesson: that blacks love me." They love me much more than Alec Baldwin. "
"So in conclusion, the 13th Amendment, Chiraq, the traps lead to the Unabomber, the masculine energy, Trump is my father, Hillary is a woman and the media should start making this president look good," says Redd. # 39; s West, to which Trump of SNL only thinks of "Poopity-scoop", which are the lyrics of West's real-life troll of a song, "Lift Yourself".
Thompson's Brown conclusion is much more grim: "The one thing I definitely want to point out is that mental health in the black community is apparently a much bigger problem than I thought."
For SNL credit, the sketch shows that his comedy does not have strong loyalties with the friends of the program. After all, West has repeatedly appeared as one of the most dynamic and exciting musical guests of the SNL. In fact, it was the premiere musical act of this season, although he reportedly faced the cast for his choice to wear a red baseball cap "Make America Great Again" for his final performance, during which he delivered a speech prolonged on his admiration for the president. Most of his comments were cut from the original broadcast of the program and appeared only through social networks.
It will be interesting to see if the notoriously thin-skinned rapper ever returns.