Weekend Update- Trump Tests Positive for Covid

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Colin Jost

Michael Che

[Starts with Weekend Update intro]

Announcer: It’s Weekend Update with Colin Jost and Michael Che.

[cheers and applause] [Cut to Colin Jost and Michael Che in their new set]

Colin Jost: Hello. Thank you. Good evening everyone.

Michael Che: Welcome to Weekend Update. I’m Michael Che.

Colin Jost: I’m Colin Jost.

[Cut to Colin Jost in his news set. There’s an article that says “Trump Tests Positive” and a picture of Donald Trump at left top corner.]

Well, say what you will about 2020, but it’s got moves. This news was a lot for us to process a day before we came on air after four months off. And it all happened so fast, I woke up yesterday and heard the president had mild symptoms. And then four hours later, he was getting medevaced to a hospital in what looked like the last chopper at Vietnam. I gotta say, it’s a bad sign for America that when Trump said he tested positive for a virus, 60% of people were like, “Prove it.” And it’s been very weird to see all these people who clearly hate Trump come out and say, “We wish him well.” I think a lot of them are just guilty that their first wish came true.

[Cut to Michael Che. There’s a picture of Donald Trump at right top corner.]

Michael Che: Yeah, well, you know, politics aside, this is an awful news for us because Trump was actually supposed to host SNL next week. [laughing] Okay, serious voice. While in the hospital, the president isn’t allowed to see any guest but he is expected to be visited by three ghosts, probably one from his past, one from his future. Okay, look, this is weird because a lot of people on both sides are saying there’s nothing funny about Trump being hospitalized with coronavirus, even though he marked the safety precautions for the coronavirus and those people are obviously wrong. There’s a lot funny about this. Maybe not from a moral stand point, but mathematically. If you were constructing a joke, this is all the ingredients you need. The problem is, it’s almost too funny. Like, it’s so on the note. It’d be like if I was making fun of people who wear belts and then my pants just immediately fell down.

[Cut to Colin Jost. There’s a picture of Joe Biden and LGBTQ flag at left top corner.]

Colin Jost: A new poll shows 75% of LGBTQ voters supports Joe Biden. But 0% of them support Joe Biden guessing what the BTQ stand for. I gotta say, you know who’s got my support for president? [Picture changes to Adam Silver and NBA logo] NBA commissioner Adam Silver. He somehow built a bubble that is better than anything our government could come up with. Instead of stopping the bubble when the season ends, why don’t they just slowly expand it until it covers the whole country? Just saying.

[Cut to Michael Che. There’s a picture of Michael Che at right top corner.]

Michael Che: By the way, is anyone surprised by this? I honestly thought Trump was trying to get coronavirus. I thought it was like “Groundhog Day” when Bill Murray knew he couldn’t die and he was just trying anything. So, all those maskless rallies Trump was having, that was him being safe? But I don’t want the president to die, obviously. Actually, I wish him a very lengthy recovery.

[Cut to Colin Jost. There’s a picture of Donald Trump at left top corner.]

Colin Jost: And I will say that despite everything, president Trump actually seems to be in good spirits. He tweeted a message that ended with ‘love’ and three exclamation points. Oh-oh. So, it sounds like they’re cutting his hydroxychloroquine with a little bit of molly. And then, this was good. Just hours ago, Trump released a video from the hospital saying he’s in better health which is great news. Though, I will point out, that if the situation were reversed and it was Biden who got sick, Trump would have Colin Jost00% be at a maskless rally tonight getting huge laughs doing an impression of Biden on a ventilator. Just saying.

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Author: Don Roy King

Don Roy King is directing his fourteenth season of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him nine Emmys and thirteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for thirteen DGA Awards and won in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Mr. King is also the creative director of Broadway Worldwide which brings theatrical events to theaters. The company has produced Smokey Joe’s Café; Putting It Together with Carol Burnett; Jekyll & Hyde; and Memphis, all directed by Mr. King. He completed the screen capture of Broadway's Romeo & Juliet in 2013. - LinkedIn

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