“SNL” Writers Are Now Just Speaking Directly To Trump Video Description

Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Jared Kushner, senior advisor to President Donald J. Trump meet with service members at a forward operating base near Qayyarah West in Iraq, April 4, 2017. [Photo: Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro] One of the reported reasons for chief strategist Bannon’s diminished stature in recent weeks is Trump’s apparent distaste for all the President Bannon jokes in public discourse. There was even a protest movement created to inflate this perception by sending the White House postcards addressed to “President Bannon.” But the portrayal that may have made Trump the most upset is when an SNL sketch ended with Bannon sitting at the president’s desk and Trump  playing with a toy at a tiny desk on the floor . This moment seems now like the inciting incident of what led to Trump declaring last week: “I like Steve, but you have to remember he was not involved in my campaign until very late… I’m my own strategist.” What’s clear from the way this most recent sketch ends is that SNL would like to cast Kushner in the same shadow-ruler light, so that the president may turn on him too, and actually get, you know, an elected official who knows what the hell they’re doing as an adviser. The scene closes with a callback to the offending sketch from February, with Kushner easing into the president’s desk, and Trump once again plopping down on the floor to play with a toy while the grown-ups make decisions. This is the show’s way of saying, “Game on, Kushner.”

Videos for 4/17/2017