The Weekend Update segment of this week’s “SNL” kicked off by talking about North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s invitation to Donald Trump to meet and discuss his country’s potential nuclear disarmament.
“In a stunning turn of events, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un agreed to meet in May with Donald Trump, or whoever is president in May,” Co-host Colin Jost said to begin the discussion. “Ttrump would be the first sitting U.S. president to meet with the leader of North Korea. and it’s also going to be the first time where both translators start every sentence with, ‘Okay, so what I think he said was…’”
Like Colbert on Thursday night, Jost also couldn’t resist getting in a Dennis Rodman joke.
“Ii just love that a potential nuclear war hanging in the balance and we’re putting our lives in the hands of the only two guys connected on Dennis Rodman’s LinkedIn page,” He said before tossing it over to co-host Michael Che.
“Experts warn that talks between Trump and Kim Jong Un could be risky, because duh,” Che said. “Best case scenario is they’ll realize they’re both crazy and become best friends like the movie ‘Step Brothers.’
Then Che compared the upcoming meeting to an episode of the A&E reality series about terrifying at-risk teens away from a life of crime.
“But more than likely Donald Trump is going to realize that he’s just Twitter crazy and Kim Jong Un is crazy crazy,” Che continued. “There’s a big old difference. One guy trolls Oprah online. The other guy murdered his uncle with a cannon. This could end up being the greatest episode of ‘Scared Straight’ ever. What do you think Trump is going to say at dinner when they tell him he’s eating disrespectful limo driver?”
It being the insanely busy week it was in the Trump White House, this week’s Weekend Update on “SNL” went a mile a minute from there — dealing with the continuing Stormy Daniels, the resignation of Trump’s chief economic adviser Gary Cohn, the Trump administration’s alleged attempt to set up a secret back channel with Russia in the Seychelles, and Trump blaming video games for gun violence. And that’s just in the first four minutes.
Weekend Update also brought us a very welcome pair of guests: Mikey Day and Alex Moffat as Donald Trump Jr and Eric Trump. You can watch this portion of Weekend Update in the embedded video below, or on YouTube.
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