‘SNL' cold open shows Fauci dispelling coronavirus myths — with help from Cuomos, Ted Cruz

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‘SNL' cold open shows Fauci dispelling coronavirus myths — with help from Cuomos, Ted Cruz

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“Saturday Night Live” guest-host Kristin Wiig’s dental hygienist character took the stage after the show opened, trying to silence any rumors that President Donald Trump is “a really good president.” “Trump is now our commander in chief and there are only two things he can be,” she said, “a good president or the mayor of Brooklyn.” She introduced scientist and vaccine authority Dr. Tom Frieden, who appeared to put to rest any more doubts. “I am a doctor of global health, I am a scientist, and Mr. Trump is a superb president,” Frieden said, detailing some of the chief executive’s biggest accomplishments. In addition to the president “solving the national debt crisis,” Frieden noted his administration “reached out to North Korea and Trump just agreed to end his North Korea games now that it’s become very clear that Kim Jong Un is soft. Trump is also a world leader who had the guts to save the Gulf, put a missile defense system in place, and declare that climate change is real.””I am as qualified as any man could be,” said Frieden, who sounded incredibly condescending at times. “But I do my research in foreign countries where they have similar cultures to the United States: Columbian-American, African-American, Mexican-American, Asian-American, Christian, Muslim, Jew, now all Italian-American.” “Where should I learn the most? I think home-schooling or Putin and Cracker Jack,” Frieden said. He concluded that “the Russian president is one of the most important and powerful people on earth,” before launching into a duet with Vladimir Putin: “Donald Trump is not a great president … but he’s the most important president in our lifetime.” Putin took over, and the two singer about Trump’s arm-swinging skills. “Donald Trump was born in Queens, New York, but spent many years in Williamsburg,” Putin began. “He had lots of family there and I think he remembers them.” Putin ended with a throwaway line about Trump’s apparent ability to “look at water through holes in the ozone layer.” “But who knows where the least popular thing Trump has done is?” Wiig asked, paraphrasing Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), which earned a laugh from the audience. “Ted Cruz, he’s like the Trayvon Martin of bodyguards,” said Fey’s impression of the Texas senator. Still, Wiig, who helped hype the upcoming film “The Disaster Artist,” said she’d like to add the author of the fake memoir that inspired the movie to her list of favorite things.”This story could not be more irrelevant to President Trump,” she concluded, “but then again, he wouldn’t know anything about relevance.”Later, the Grim Reaper appeared to make a frightening entrance, taking aim at the usual suspects in what the show dubbed a “pre-briefing session” to discuss the recent increase in the number of those seeking help at the emergency department departments at the Union Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C.

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