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World Donald Trump's Impeachment Acquittal Celebrated in Tucker Carlson Parody on Saturday Night Live

13:36  14 february  2021
13:36  14 february  2021 Source:   newsweek.com

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The Senate acquitted former President Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial Saturday , and " Saturday Night Live " made sure to lampoon the day' s proceedings using their own Tucker Carlson .

Saturday Night Live is back, and in the first episode of the new season, the renowned sketch comedy show lampooned the first debate between President Donald Trump (played by Alec Baldwin) and former Vice President Joe Biden (played by Jim Carrey). Scout’s honor,” Trump promises with his fingers crossed. Later in the parody , Carrey speaking as Biden joked about Trump ’ s recent Covid-10 diagnosis. “Look at me, look directly into my eyeballs — you can trust me because I believe in science and karma. Now, just imagine if science and karma could somehow team up and send us all a

Saturday Night Live's cold open imagined how former President Donald Trump's allies would celebrate his acquittal on a charge of inciting the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

The show parodied an episode of Tucker Carlson Tonight, with the Fox News host, portrayed by Alex Moffat, bringing out a series of key Republican figures in the impeachment saga.

"Welcome to Tucker Carlson Tonight, I'm your host and human White Claw, Tucker Carlson," Moffat's Carlson said.

"There's a lot to cover tonight, including the impeachment. So, in place of my usual monologue here's a loose collection of scaremongering non sequiturs."

Trump’s impeachment trial is imminent. GOP senators are working to cast it as a Democratic plot.

  Trump’s impeachment trial is imminent. GOP senators are working to cast it as a Democratic plot. Republicans claim the trial is constitutionally illegitimate. Most scholars disagree.The dismissals and distraction tactics suggest that after a brief period of uncertainty about whether to censure Trump, Republicans are poised to present a fairly united front in rejecting the case that Trump should be convicted for his role in inciting the January 6 insurrection.

The 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton, has been parodied on Saturday Night Live ( SNL ) since 1992. Clinton was in office from 1993 to 2001, and has been portrayed on the show over a hundred times, most often by Darrell Hammond.

The ObserverDonald Trump . Donald Trump acquitted in second impeachment trial. Trump departs an election rally in Florida in October. Trump ’ s acquittal came after the nine Democratic House managers, led by Jamie Raskin, warned gravely that Trump continued to pose a threat to the nation and democracy itself. “If this is not a high crime and misdemeanor against the United States of America then nothing is,” Raskin said, pleading with senators in the final moments before they rendered their judgments as jurors and witnesses.

"Is AOC hiding in your house right now? Wouldn't put it past her. Pronouns for dogs? Come on, everybody knows they're boys. Pixar: Is it making our kids depressed or gay? Pick one!"

Moffat's Carlson went on to say the impeachment had reached its "foregone conclusion," before bringing out Sen. Lindsey Graham, played by Kate McKinnon.

McKinnon's Graham said it was "a great day for 30 percent of America" before describing the trial as "offensive and absurd, like a friggin' episode of Rick and Morty."

Defending the former president, McKinnon's Graham added: "We all agree the attack on the Capitol was a horrible thing, but just because the rioters were yelling 'Fight for Trump' doesn't mean they meant Donald Trump. Could've been some real Tiffany heads. Maybe even some Eric stans, I don't know. But regardless, the trial is over and now we can move past this and focus on the serious issues. That's locking up Hillary and freeing beautiful Britney Spears."

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  Jonathan Turley: Trump impeachment trial – No, impeachment is not insulated from free speech arguments The Framers saw impeachment as reserved for cases of constitutional clarity. That clarity is achieved by comparison to the conduct of others – both as criminal and protected matters. As a secondary argument, the scholars insist that "The First Amendment … does not grant the president the freedom to engage in a willful dereliction of duty." The statement is again conclusory. DR. ROBERT JEFFRESS: IMPEACHMENT – WHY AMERICA MUST LET GO OF BITTERNESS TO HEAL Trump is accused of seeking to incite an actual insurrection or rebellion, not just the "willful dereliction of duty.

Lawyers for Donald Trump celebrated his acquittal of inciting the horrific attack on the U. S . Capitol. Attorney Bruce Castor praised the Senate for deciding "not go down the road of endless impeachments ." NOW PLAYING: News. Trump attorneys celebrate after acquittal . Associated Press.

Former President Donald Trump on Saturday thanked his lawyers and senators who voted against his impeachment conviction and foreshadowed his political future in a statement following the 57-43 Senate vote to acquit him of inciting an insurrection. Trump did not make any statements during the impeachment trial, and his statement Saturday is his first all week. The vote Saturday was significantly more votes than the 48-52 vote in his 2020 Senate trial but still 10 short of what would have been needed to convict. The trial this week was the shortest presidential impeachment trial ever.

McKinnon's Graham went on: "I just don't understand why everyone still insists on taking Donald Trump down. He is smart, he is nice, he's in shape. Last fall he died of Covid and didn't even tell nobody."

Next up to discuss the trial's outcome was Sen. Ted Cruz, played by Aidy Bryant.

In response to a chyron that mentioned that Trump once branded Cruz's wife ugly, Bryant said: "What does it say below me? Oh yeah, that's what Trump said about my wife. I think she's beautiful but since Trump is the boss, sorry, honey. You're busted."

Bryant's Cruz also spoke about the advice he and other GOP senators had for Trump's legal counsel.

"Like any impartial juror, we took it upon ourselves to meet with the defense lawyers to give them some very simple advice: stop and don't," she explained.

Moffat's Carlson then took another look at some of the arguments made by Trump's lawyers.

Mikey Day, playing Bruce Castor, said: "I want to apologize for being unprepared last time I was out here... wife bought decaf!"

Welcome to Trump Impeachment Part II: Everyone Hates It Here

  Welcome to Trump Impeachment Part II: Everyone Hates It Here This week, the U.S. Senate will do something it has never done before in its 230-year history: hear a second impeachment trial for one president, charged with incitement of an insurrection that threatened the lives of the trial’s own jurors, and broke through to the very chamber where the trial will unfold. Despite it all, the latest impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump will open Tuesday afternoon in a room full of people who wish they were anywhere else, from the 100 jurors who will hear the case to the team of Trump lawyers arguing it.

" Saturday Night Live " mocked former President Trump ' s impeachment trial this weekend, calling it the "dumbest trial" ever just hours after senators voted to acquit him Saturday . "The jurors who were deciding the case were the ones attacked by the defendant. The trial took place at the scene of the crime. Stop being such a drama queen." Only seven Republicans voted with Democrats on Saturday to convict the ex-president for "incitement of insurrection." The comedian suggested President Biden should tell liberal rioters to head to the U.S. Capitol because in their acquittal , senators "said it was

Lawyers for Donald Trump celebrated his acquittal of inciting the horrific attack on the U. S . Capitol. Attorney Bruce Castor praised the Senate for deciding "not go down the road of endless impeachments ." NOW PLAYING: Video. Trump attorneys celebrate after acquittal . Associated Press.

He then went on to misidentify himself as the lead prosecutor, the bailiff and a bridesmaid.

"Nope, sorry, I need a second. Let's hear it for the prosecution! Wowser. Am I right? Y'all rule, crushed it. Well...that's my time!" Day's Castor added.

Pete Davidson then portrayed Castor's fellow defense attorney Michael van Der Veen. "This is the worst thing that's been in the Senate chamber in the history of a couple weeks," he said.

"And now the House wants to bring up witnesses over Zoom. Zoom? I can't afford to Zoom! You I'm getting paid for this? And this is supposed to be on my last day... I already bought a non refundable train ticket back home to Phillyvania, Pennsadelphia!"

Last up was Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, portrayed by Beck Bennett.

Beckett's Mitchell explained that he voted against convicting Trump "because everyone knows you cannot impeach a former president."

"That's why we should have impeached him before, back when I said we couldn't," he added.

Asked what he really thought of Trump, Beckett's Mitchell replied: "I think he's guilty as hell and the worst person I ever met and I hope every city, county and state locks his a** up."

Legal Scholar Thinks GOP Acquitting Trump Would Be Harder if Dems Spent More Time Building Case

  Legal Scholar Thinks GOP Acquitting Trump Would Be Harder if Dems Spent More Time Building Case House legislators could have easily garnered more bipartisan support for impeachment, partly by gathering witness testimony, argues Jonathan Turley.Turley is one of four scholars who testified during the House's impeachment hearings in late 2019, the first time Trump faced impeachment. Turley, who is the Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law at George Washington University, was invited by Republicans to appear before the House Judiciary Committee's impeachment hearings in 2019 and also testified during former President Bill Clinton's impeachment hearings in 1998.

Bennett then let out a deep breath, before adding: "God, that felt good. I've been holding that inside my neck for four years."

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Trump Impeachment Trial Branded 'Dumbest' Ever on Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update .
"Like so many other men living in Florida, Donald Trump has once again escaped from justice," Colin Jost said.Jost and Michael Che riffed on the trial just hours after the Senate voted to acquit the former president on a charge of inciting the January 6 riot at the Capitol.

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