The deadly white nationalist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, rattled scores of people across the country, including University of Virginia alum Tina Fey, who made a surprise return to SNL’s “Weekend Update: Summer Edition” to sound off on white supremacy, Nazis and most important of all, President Donald Trump.
“It broke my heart to see these evil forces descend upon Charlottesville,” the 47-year-old “Saturday Night Live” alum told hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che. “And then our president, Donald John Trump — and I don’t think enough people talk about what a stupid, jackass name that is. Whatever, he gets away with it because he’s gorgeous. Anyway, Donny John comes out and he says that he condemns violence ‘on many sides,’ on many sides, Colin. I'm feeling sick because, you know, I have seen ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ and I wasn't confused by it. No, Nazis are always bad, I don't care what you say.”
The writer/actress also explained, “The other side is Nazis and Klansman,” and sarcastically asked Trump who “drove the car into the crowd? Hillary’s emails?”
Fey was so frustrated over the current political climate in the country that she stress ate an entire cake while commiserating over the state of our nation.
When she heard there might be another “alt-right” rally in Washington Square Park in New York City, the comedian proposed a grassroots “sheet-caking” movement.
“I don’t want any more good people to get hurt,” Fey continued. “And I know a lot of us are feeling anxious and asking ourselves, ‘What can I do?’ So I would urge people this Saturday instead of participating in these screaming matches and potential violence, find a local business that you support — maybe a Jewish-run bakery, or an African-American-run bakery. Order a cake with the American flag on it like this one and just eat it.”
She also recommended instead of yelling things at the white nationalists, people should just “yell it at the cake” — and then proceeded to do so.
“The next time when you see a bunch of white boys in polo shirts screaming about taking our country back and you want to scream, it's not our country, we stole it,” she said while stuffing her face with the dessert. “We stole from the Native Americans. And when they have a peaceful protest at Standing Rock we shoot at them with rubber bullets, we let you chinless turds march the streets with semi-automatic weapons.”
Well, she does make some very good points.
Tina Fey for president or cake for president or both— Ben Platt (@BenSPLATT) August 18, 2017
Watch the entire segment in the video above.
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