Saturday Night Live’s opening script in a genius fashion detailed the Trump administration’s dysfunction and lack of accomplishment more by inference.
Saturday Night Live nailed it perfectly
The Saturday Night Live skit on Trump’s first hundred days was a perfect encapsulation that expressed much more from what was not said outright.
“Pence, it is hard to believe I have been president almost one hundred days and I have already done so much,” said Trump. “It’s hard to keep track of it all. Read to me again from the list of my accomplishments.”
“Of course sir,” Pence said. “Nominated Neil Gorsuch.”
“God, I love that list,” Trump said. “What a beautiful long list. But Mike you forgot about the bombings I’ve been doing. I just dropped the mother of all bombs on ISIS. The biggest fattest bomb they’ve ever seen. It is so big and fat it looks like me in my golf clothes.”
In effect, SNL pointed out that Trump had no real accomplishments other than having nominated Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court. Moreover, it made it clear that Trump’s ulterior motive for using the MOAB was likely political, something to bolster his accomplishments. While it failed to do so with the average Americans as indicated by the failure of any significant poll jump, the media ate it up with great fanfare.
The skit went on to rib Trump for the amount of time spent at his Mar a Lago resort. It also alluded to the danger of Trump’s irresponsible type of engagement with North Korea.
Trump in describing the North Korean leader as a warmonger and a narcissist, described himself. Finally, SNL Pence urged SNL Trump to leave North Korea alone.
“We have plenty of problems at home,” Pence said. “For example, your top advisors Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner had been at each other’s throats. It is a huge distraction for us. I think you need to talk to them.”
Trump does and chooses Jared over Bannon, family first.