It’s been a banner day for this Summer’s Eve two-pack.
Colin Jost and Michael Che were on the Off-Message podcast this weekend and when asked about Donald Trump, they did something that would come as no shock to anyone who watches Weekend Update regularly: they said nice things about the guy.
“Should he be president? No,” Che said. “You know, like let’s not pretend that this guy is a mutant, you know, and he’s the most evil, racist, mutant piece of crap that ever walked. Listen, there’s probably somebody in your building way worse than Donald Trump, and you buy bagels from him, and it’s fine. You know what I mean?”
Yes, Michael Che, sure fine. BUT THE FATE OF OUR COUNTRY DOES NOT REST IN THE HANDS OF BUILDING BAGEL MAN.
“It’s strange. They’re both super smart people and super hardworking people,” Jost said before Che chimed in, “And you can’t deny that. So like, that’s what bothers me, when people make it seem like, ‘You know what? I’m smarter than Donald Trump.’ Like no, you’re not, all right?”
Jost replied by joking with his “Weekend Update” partner, ” Yeah, you’re definitely not.”
“He surprised everyone because he hit these huge problems that no one on either side was talking about, like talking about, like, white middle-class America feeling alienated by trade deals that feel like they got screwed on or they lost jobs,” Jost said. “Lower-class workers that felt like they lost jobs in their town or their kids are going to lose jobs to immigrants.”
Yes, thank god SOMEONE is speaking for white middle-class Americans who hate immigrants. What a man of the people.
Ugh. Just give update to Sasheer and Cecily already.