SNL's Weekend Update Mocks Donald Trump's Tic Tac Moment from Now-Infamous Hot Mic
Saturday Night Live couldn't go long without skewering Donald Trump this weekend
After the sketch comedy show opened with Alec Baldwin as the GOP nominee reacting to the news of the newly unearthed 2005 tape which contained lewd comments about women and host Lin-Manuel Miranda taking him down during his opening monologue, “Weekend Update” relentlessly mocked the 70-year-old business mogul.
After Trump attempted to brush his comments off as locker room talk, coanchor Colin Jost quipped, “What locker room? Penn State?”
He added, “You know this isn’t even the worst thing he’s said. This is just the worst thing he’s said to Billy Bush while miked on an Access Hollywood bus.”
Jost then questioned why so many Republican candidates were just now distancing themselves from Trump in the wake of the comments, adding that even Tic Tac, which Trump mentioned in the recording, condemned the remarks in a tweet on Saturday.
“And they should support women,” Jost said. “Now if you’re a woman and hear Tic Tacs shaking in someone’s pocket, it’s like hearing the Jaws theme.”
Cohost Michael Che continued the taunting.
“I don’t think the problem women have with sexual assault is bad breath,” Che said. “That’s like Bill Cosby using a coaster for his love potions.”
He continued, “By the way, I think you might want to take it easy on those Tic Tacs because they might be turning your skin orange.”
In the 2005 audio, Trump spoke about keeping Tic Tacs on hand while speaking about a woman on the set of the soap opera Days of Our Lives.
“I’ve got to use some Tic Tacs, just in case I start kissing her,” he said. “You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet.”