SNL ‘Joke’ Urges Trump Assassination Because Impeachment Takes Too Long
NBC’s Saturday Night Live aired a joke by Michael Che during the Weekend Update segment last night that urged the assassination of President Trump because the impeachment process takes too long.
“Alright, maybe I just don’t understand politics well, because, when they said Trump was gettin’ impeached I immediately thought, “Great! Trump’s fired! Let’s get drunk!”
“But they’re like, “No, he’s just bein’ impeached, but he ain’t exactly ‘peached yet. It’s still gonna take another year or so.” And I’m like, “Well, damn, that sucks, let’s get drunk.”
“I mean, president is only a four year job but it feels like it’s taking ’em five years to just fire his ass. It’s frustrating!
“You know, I bet somebody explained how long impeachment takes to John Wilkes Booth and he was like, “Okay, well, where is he at right now?””
Co-anchor Colin Jost tried but failed to stifle a laugh at the Trump assassination joke. The live audience at NBC Studios at Rockefeller Center in New York City laughed without restraint. No one in the audience booed.
Southern sympathizer John Wilkes Booth shot President Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C. on April 14, 1865 after Lincoln had won the Civil War and freed the slaves. Lincoln died the following morning.