NBC’s Saturday Night Live skewered Kentuckians (clueless, inaccurate accents, Wal-Mart clothing) for supporting insincerely coal-conscious President Donald Trump. The positioning is that Kentuckians voted against their own interests by electing a leader who uses their lack of understanding to boost his own political scorecard.
Of course Trump won in Democrat-heavy states like Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Ohio but SNL gets better laughs torching Kentucky.
If the Kentucky sketch was a misdirection that ignores heavy Trump resistance in Louisville, Lexington, and Northern Kentucky, the parody of a New York cable news host was on point. SNL offered a brilliant takedown of embattled Fox News host Bill O’Reilly. Saturday Night Live tossed Alec Baldwin n the dual role of both Trump and O’Reilly. Outstanding! We’ll do it LIVE!
HELLO KETTLE, MEET BLACK – Alec Baldwin has his own notorious trail of misbehavior toward women, his own daughter, and paparazzi over the years. NBC’s parent company fired Baldwin a few years ago after multiple instances of profane public rage directed at photographers.
Baldwin was rehired by NBC to play Trump as the 2016 presidential campaign advanced.