Tina Fey Delivers Takedown of President Trump, White Supremacists on ‘Weekend Update’ (Watch)

Tina Fey's 'Weekend Update' Takedown of

Tina Fey turned up on Thursday’s edition of “Saturday Night Live’s” special summer “Weekend Update” episode to deliver a biting commentary on the violence in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend and President Donald Trump’s response.

Fey encouraged anguished Americans to engage in “sheetcaking,” or the process of binge eating a sheet cake with an American flag design on the icing. Fey told viewers that she graduated from the University of Virginia, which is in Charlottesville, in 1992. She wore a gray sweatshirt emblazoned with the university’s logo.

“It broke my heart to see these evil forces descend on Charlottesville,” Fey said of the white supremacists rally held on Friday and Saturday. The melee among protesters and counter-protester on Saturday left a 32-year-old woman dead.

Fey’s history with the city clearly animated her performance opposite “Weekend Update” anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che. Fey anchored “Weekend Update” for most of her 1998-2006 tenure on “SNL” as a writer and performer. During her roughly five-minute segment, Fey spoke with bits of cake flying out of her mouth. She told Jost that “sheetcaking” is a “grassroots movement — most of the women I know have been doing it once a week since the election.”

Here are some of Fey’s best zingers:

  • “I’ve seen ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ and I wasn’t confused by it,” she said. “Nazis are always bad. I don’t care what you say.”
  • “It’s not our country. We stole it from Native Americans. When they have a peaceful protest at Standing Rock we shoot at them with rubber bullets but we let you chinless turds march in the streets with semi-automatic weapons.”
  • “Who drove the car into the crowd — Hillary’s emails?”
  • Hammering House Speaker Paul Ryan for his failure to rebuke President Trump: “Racism is bad @realdonaldtrump, you pussy.”
  • Regarding Trump’s objection to the removal of Confederate Army-related monuments: “You know he’d take them down in a second if he thought he could build poorly constructed condos on the spot.”
  • Finally, Fey made an appeal to all Americans to stay away from more extremist rallies planned for this weekend: “Treat these rallies like the opening of a thoughtful movie with two female leads: Don’t show up.”

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  1. Tim Leonard says:

    Elizabeth, you “despise” people who are honest and tell the truth? And you defend the pathological liar who (sadly) is our President? What is wrong with you?

  2. Rachel says:

    Did you just… equate… an individual with an entire religious and/or racial group? Do you…. really not get the difference? Is that what I just read??? We are living in the age of not-even-convincing false equivalencies.

  3. JOE S HILL says:

    Another stupid example of a liberal actress who thinks she funny. the liberal media has certainly shown its true colors in their constant campaign to destroy President Trump and Saturday Night Live continues to mock things that it has no business or place to do! the death of the young woman at the hands of the driver who plowed into the demonstrators in Charlottesville was a vicious act of cold-blooded murder, and the driver will pay dearly for his actions in a prison cell for life! but SNL’s constant habit to mock and capitalize on National misfortunes like what happened in Virginia, and the problems of President Trump’s
    credibility being attacked by a vicious liberal media hell-bent on destroying him isn’t funny-nor is Tina Fey’s ridiculous humor!

    • Tim Leonard says:

      You obviously have no sense of humor. As for the media, all they are doing is reporting Trump’s words and actions. The only person “destroying” President Trump is….President Trump. He has no credibility. He already has done many of the things he Tweeted against from years ago — golf, vacations, etc.. He doesn’t care that he is a hypocrite and neither do his blind followers. As for “National misfortunes,” Trump’s blind followers are the ones who caused that to happen. As Tina Fey correctly pointed out, it wasn’t Hillary’s e-mails, though we know you’d like to blame them.

  4. Michelle says:

    I didn’t even think about that. Standing Rock peaceful protesters where shot with rubber bullets and power hoses while Nazi’s are allowed to brandish high-power rifles and chant hateful speech. And this is the “greatest” country? I guess it is for one group.

  5. Bobby says:

    This was not funny.

  6. 1Ronald says:

    Strange how Tina fails to mention the communists on the other side. Apparently Tina Fey is ok with communists? It does take both sides to start a fight, doesn’t it? The ONLY thing Tina had to say was STAY HOME. What intelligent people said before Charlottesville. And guess what? Intelligent people did stay home. Away from the unwashed and unwanted. And about that stealing America thing. Tina has no problem stuffing her wallet with her paycheck. And her gut with cake. So it can’t all be that bad.

    • cadavra says:

      Hate to break this to you, but the last Communist in America died in 1987. Time to come up with a new straw-man insult. How about “trade unionists?”

  7. Mary says:

    Boooo Boooooo Boooooo!

  8. Frank says:

    Hers actors access they have plenty of unknown comedy actors that can also write.

  9. Jake says:

    i think you are confused. SNL had Bill Hader on the other day, that doesn’t make them haters.

  10. Ellie says:

    Always amused at how things like this are seen as doing something about the problem.

    Grass roots organization, trying to understand mid-America’s fears without being condescending and self-righteous, working to establush links with those who abhor Trump but aren’t confortable with Warren. . .now those things would be a start toward bringing down Trump.

    • Pro says:

      That would be great if Trump’s side actually understood diplomacy on any level. Racists aren’t generally misunderstood. They’re understood all too well.

  11. C J Smith says:

    Yaaaaaaaaaah-la-la-la-la!!! (rebel yell). Git’em, Tina Fey!!!!!! The truth is the truth!l Sing it, Sister. And while we are at it, why are we tearing down Robert E Lee’s statue? He was the one who saw the slaughter and the senseless bloodshed of a war that ended family lines and hope forever. He had the power and the guts to throw in the towel and end the stupidity and suffering of a greedy war. He should have his own marble monument in Washington for having the balls to stop the death machine of a conflict that solved very little.

    • ralcarbo says:

      Well this is inane. Lee could have ‘thrown in the towel’ anytime after Gettysburg, yet he persisted until he was defeated. Losing Generals and the symbolism attached to them are not usually honored with monuments.

  12. Agree. I despise the people that are doing and saying these awful things about our President. It’s a disgrace to mankind. Do any ever have any regrets??

  13. Kaboom! says:

    Tina Fey’s net worth is $45 million. She lost touch with reality a long time ago, and now only represents the elite Hollywood left. When she is done spewing her hate, she goes back to hiding in her $9.5 million condo in New York.

  14. Je Vizzusi says:

    The problem is President Loco constituents agree with everything he does. As a alt leftist I need to find a way to convince my neo confederate friends that The American Nazi Party is really not the way you want to go.. Hitler’s thousand year Germania government lasted six.

    • Galen P Kearney says:

      >> Hitler’s thousand year Germania government lasted six.

      12 actually, he rose to power in 1933. A small, niggling detail I grant you, but historical accuracy matters, especially in the current environtment

  15. We are headed for more hate crimes.. How sad people can act this way. They should be out on an island so they can fight it out!

  16. Warren says:

    You’re right. a terrorist who drove a van into a group of innocent people. Does that mean the US should kick out the Neo-Nazis? Who would take them ISIS?

  17. Je Vizzusi says:

    So you are on The Confederate side? Or Yankee Trumps side? Confused..

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