Moms Read SNL Cast the Riot Act Over Trump

Enough with the Trump jokes, already
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted May 13, 2018 7:28 AM CDT

Saturday Night Live has made no small amount of hay over the Trump White House in its recent Cold Opens, but Saturday night's episode changed it up to focus on the cast's mothers—who promptly proceeded to rip their offspring over the plethora of Trump jokes, reports the New York Times. A sampling of the lines:

  • "I think Alec Baldwin does a great Trump impression," Colin Jost's mom told her son. "But why does it have to be so mean? Who writes that stuff?" The show's co-head writer demurred, saying, "Yeah, I don’t know. I guess it’s mostly Michael Che."
  • "Enough with the Trump jokes," Luke Null's mom said as he quickly hustled her offstage. "Why doesn't SNL talk about 'Crooked Hillary'?"
  • Continued Chris Redd's mom: "I don’t understand why everyone’s focused on Trump at all when you should be focused on Jesus." "Jesus isn’t president, mom," Redd responded, to her "And that’s the problem!"
Amy Schumer guest-hosted the episode; video highlights in the gallery. (More Saturday Night Live stories.)

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