Weekend Update- Pete Davidson’s First Impressions of the Trump Administration

Michael Che

Pete Davidson

[Starts with Michael Che in his set]

Michael Che: Each week brings a new controversy of President Trump as well as another person who has to defend him to the media. Here to sort them out is Pete Davidson with his First Impressions.

[Pete Davidson slides in]

Pete Davidson: Yeah. What up? Look, um, defending president Trump is really tough job. [Cut to Pete Davidson] A couple of weeks ago they brought out this guy. [There’s a picture of Steven Millar at right top corner.] Trump spokesman and Janes Bond villain Steve Miller. Poor Steve. He tries to project strength but he looks like Fredo Corleone had been even sicker as a child. Still, you have to give him credit. He’s made it pretty far for guy who is in high school voted “Most likely to have a cigar box full of missing girl’s driver’s licenses.” He lasted about a week. Then they got to deputy White House press secretary, [Picture changes to Sarah Huckabee Sanders] Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who is one of those sweet southern girl you marry, if you’re gay. I like that one. [Michael Che laughing] So now, members of congress try to defend Trump, like the head of the house committee on oversight, [Picture changes to Jason Chaffetz] Jason Chaffetz. You probably remember him when he played simple Jack from the movie “Tropic Thunder.” [Picture changes to Simple Jack from Tropic Thunder] [Picture changes to Paul Ryan]

Another person forced to defend Trump is Paul Ryan who got to be the house after someone waved a magic wand over a ventriloquist dummy. All the republicans wanted Paul Ryan to come up with something to replace Obamacare. And now he did, everybody hates it. And I know what this is like, because for years, people have been asking me to quit drugs and get sober. And now that I have, everyone thinks I’m very unfunny and boring. [Michael Che laughing] And hey, at least I have dreams now. And I’ve started waking up with boners again.

[cheers and applause]

Thank you. Thank you very much. [looking at Michael Che] Hard as a rock.

Michael Che: Alright, man.

Pete Davidson: But now– [Michael Che laughing hard] Well, maybe not as great as your’s, but whatever. Sorry. But, you know– [Michael Che laughing hard] Sorry. But no one defends Trump better than FOX News. And it starts every morning with “FOX & Friends.” This is Donald Trump’s favorite show because they trade in for a new blond every two years. This year’s model is Ainsley Earhardt, who looks like she’s with her dad’s friends who keep talking about how much she’s grown.

[Picture changes to Sean Hannity]

Of course, the king of Trump supporters if Sean Hannity. He looks like a thumb which explains why he’s so far up Trump’s ass. [cheers and applause] I hate him too. I guess he likes Trump, because his hair is also really weird. And the top of his head looks like two eyebrows got to live their dream of being hair.

[Cut to Michael Che and Pete Davidson]

Michael Che: Ah! So that’s what it is. Pete Davidson, everybody.

Pete Davidson: I’m getting boners again.

Colin Jost: For Weekend Update, I’m Colin Jost.

Michael Che: I’m Michael Che, goodnight!

Weekend Update on the Trump Administration

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]

Michael Che: Hello, everybody.

Colin Jost: Welcome to Weekend Update. I’m Colin Jost.

Michael Che: I’m Michael Che.

[Cut to Colin Jost in his news set. There’s a picture of Donald Trump at right top corner.]

And well, one week has passed since Donald Trump’s been elected president. Now, it hasn’t been great, but it also hasn’t been good. Or, even fine. So, half of the country is worried that Trump is going to make America unsafe for women and minorities. The first guy he hired was [Picture changes to Steve Bannon] former chairman of Breitbart news and fitness enthusiast, Steve Bannon. Oh, that face though. Breitbart news has been criticized by the left for being a sexist, racist, white nationalist news site. Hah! Strong words. I don’t know if I’d call it a news site. Calling Breitbart news site is like calling the R. Kelly sex tape a romcom.

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

Colin Jost: Donald Trump also nominated Alabama senator Jeff Sessions for attorney general, even though Sessions was denied a federal position 30 years ago for making racist remarks. But you know what they say, if at first you don’t succeed, wait 30 years until history lurches backwards. [Picture changes to Donald Trump] The thing that’s surprising me most about all these peeps is how lazy they are. They’re just whoever’s lying around Trump’s office. He basically did a Yelp search with a radius of 10 feet. At this point, if you just wandered into Donald Trump on the street and you are wearing a suit, there’s a 90% chance he’d make you secretary of education. And half of the guys he is picking have been unemployed. Is this what he meant by bringing jobs back? I think Trump is just surrounding himself with people who make him look better. I mean that was kind of the point of Celebrity Apprentice. People think Trump’s a great businessman because he is, compared to Brett Michaels and Lou Ferrigno.

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

Michael Che: It was reported that Donald Trump was surprised by the scope of the responsibilities of a president. Yeah, dude. Being president is hard. That’s why Obama looks like he spent eight years in a turkey smoker. Obama is the only guy that gave up cigarettes and somehow looks worse. You know, I don’t even think Donald Trump ever wanted to be president in the first place. I mean nobody is judging a swimsuit contest with Dennis Rodman while also wanting to bring back jobs to rural Pennsylvania. I think he just wanted to win the election because everybody said he couldn’t. It’s like dating. Chasing someone as hard to get is always more fun that the actual relationship. He just liked the chase. He enjoyed wooing America for 18 months, he loved making crazy promises, even when the media was saying Trump was crazy, he was just like, “Baby, stop listening to your dumb fat friends. They’re just jealous.” And it worked somehow. America said yes. But now the chase is over. And the relationship starts. And it’s not fun anymore. He’s getting texts from Dennis Rodman in the middle of the night like, “Bro, let’s go hit up a pageant.” And he’s like, “I- I can’t man. She’s making me put together cabinet. I promised her a wall. I got to have dinner with China. I don’t like this.” Clearly, he’s not ready for this commitment. That’s why every time America brings up moving to DC, he’s like, “Yeah, babe. I think I’m gonna keep my place in New York.”

[Cut to Colin Jost. There’s a picture of Trump Tower and White House at left top corner.]

Colin Jost: Donald Trump is considering splitting his time between the White House and his Manhattan residence which would cost tax payers tens of millions of dollars. But it’s all worth it to help a billionaire go night-night in his big boy bed.

[Picture changes to Donald Trump]

One thing I keep hearing all week was, “Can you believe Trump is doing this?” Yeah, it’s Trump. His whole platform was about how he’s not gonna be a normal president. The only real model we have from Trump presidency is the movie First Kid. But I’m just worried it might all end, less like First Kid and more like Independence Day.

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

Michael Che: Major media outlets such as CNN, The Washington Post and New York Times have criticized Trump for walking back his more controversial campaign promises. But shouldn’t the media be encouraging him when he is moving in the right direction? I mean, maybe if you ran complimentary headlines, you could trick him into doing what you really want. For example, instead of the headline that says, “Trump breaks promise to lock up Hillary Clinton”, maybe try something more positive, like, “Heroic Trump saves grandma.” Or you could change, “Trump flip flops on repealing Obamacare” to “Generous Trump honors unemployed black man’s last wish.” You see, you’ll like that.

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

Colin Jost: Mike Pence on Friday was ‘booed’ by the audience after seeing the Broadway hit Hamilton. Of course he was ‘booed.’ He’s the guy from Indiana who believes in gay conversion therapy. Visiting Broadway is how people from Indiana realized they’re gay.