During a monologue on “Saturday Night Live,” host Chris Rock repeatedly joked about President Trump testing positive for the coronavirus.
Kickstarting the show, Rock said his heart went out to the virus.
“Before we get started, let’s say the elephant in the room: President Trump’s in the hospital from COVID. And I just want to say my heart goes out to COVID,” he joked, as BizPac Review reports.
The host then said Trump initially ran for the presidency because the position would be easier than continuing NBC’s “The Apprentice” — a game show produced by Mark Burnett and starring Trump that dominated network television for ten years.
“You realize there are more rules to a game show than running for president?” Rock said. “Donald Trump left a game show to run for president because it was easier. You can’t just throw your son on ‘Jeopardy,’ or your son-in-law. Steve Harvey can’t put his family on ‘Family Feud.’”
BizPac Review reports Rock also swiped Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, comparing how he appears sluggish and frail next to Trump.
“Do the Democrats even want to win?” Rock asked. “The Democrats just keep putting up 75-year-old people to run against Trump. One thing we can say about Trump, he’s got the most energy of any 75-year-old person on the face of the earth! Even Mick Jagger’s like, ‘Slow down, Donald!’”
BizPac Review reports:
Chris Rock then segued into a push for Congressional term limits. Joe Biden — a former senator — has been a politician for 47 years.
Rock said: “The Senate and the Congress doesn’t work. It doesn’t work because they need term limits. We agreed we cannot have kings, yet we have dukes and duchesses running the Senate, making decisions for poor people!”
The comedian then handed the show off to fellow actor and comedian Jim Carrey, who starred on the show depicting Biden.
Carrey shared a few lines where he claimed it was “karma” that Trump tested positive for the coronavirus.
“Sorry, but I think we all needed a break. Isn’t that satisfying [that Trump got sick]? Just not to hear his voice for a single g*****n second? Let’s wallow in it. Let’s bask in the Trumplessness!”
“I believe in science and karma,” he continued. “Now, just imagine if science and karma could somehow team up and send us all a message about how dangerous this virus can be. I’m not saying I want it to happen. Just imagine if it did.”