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The latest edition of Weekend Update was a mini reunion. The segment’s former anchors Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers returned to the desk, portraying founding fathers George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, respectively. It was an entertaining response to Donald Trump’s recent comparisons between Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and the two slave-owning presidents; however, the star of tonight’s installment was, without a doubt, Tina Fey.
The University of Virginia alumna went in on Trump and the nation’s white supremacists, less than a week after the deadly white nationalist rally took place in Charlottesville.
“It broke my heart to see these evil forces descend upon Charlottesville,” Fey said. “Then our president, Donald John Trump—which I don’t think people talk enough about what a stupid, jackass name that is. It does not flow. Donald John? 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 […] and I’m feeling sick because I’ve seen Raiders of the Lost Ark and I wasn’t confused by it. Nazis are always bad. I don’t care what you say.”
This is why we love Fey. She goes on to mention the number of white nationalists rallies planned to take place this weekend—one of which is expected to occur in NYC’s Washington Square Park.
“Part of me hopes these neo-Nazis do try it in New York City and get the ham salad kicked out of them by a bunch of drag queens. Because you know what a drag queen still is? A 6-foot-4 black man.”
On the other hand, Fey said, she doesn’t want any more people to get hurt. So rather than encourage people to engage in more screaming matches and violence, she urged them to eat cake instead.
“Find a local business you support, maybe a Jewish-run bakery or an African American-run bakery, and order a cake with an American flag on it, Colin [Jost], and just eat it,” she said. “[…] Sheetcaking is a grassroots movement, Colin. Most of the women I know have been doing it once a week since the election.”
She also included some jabs at Paul Ryan and Ann Coulter, whom she memorably referred to as “yard sale Barbie.” Fey then concluded with some more sound advice: “I really want to say, to encourage all good, sane Americans to treat these rallies this weekend like the opening of a thoughtful movie with two female leads: Don't show up. Let these morons scream into the empty air.”
You can watch Fey’s full Weekend Update appearance above.