‘SNL’ Uses Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ To Skewer Donald Trump

10.16.16 2 years ago 3 Comments

If Donald Trump has learned anything during this election, it’s that you don’t f*ck with women, especially the women of Saturday Night Live.

The presidential candidate has been in hot water with his own party, the media, his voting base, hell pretty much everyone thanks to comments he made years ago about groping women without their permission. When the video of Trump bragging to then Access Hollywood host Billy Bush about making a move on a married woman and forcing his advances on any woman he deems attractive surfaced, so did allegations of sexual assault and misconduct.

Trump’s been fighting those claims and his biggest weapon has been the women in his own life. His wife, Melania, showed up to the most recent presidential debate wearing a “Pussy Bow” blouse, an subtle reference to remarks her husband made on tape, and Trump’s daughter Ivanka has been his ace-in-the-hole when it comes to appealing to women voters.

Well, it seems like they’ve had enough of the Cheeto-haired real-estate tycoon’s antics.

SNL aired a digital short this week featuring most of its female cast playing the women in Trump’s life. Cecily Strong, who’s been portraying Melania Trump all season, was joined by Kate McKinnon as Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, Emily Blunt as Ivanka Trump, Sasheer Zamata as Omarosa Manigault (Trump’s single POC friend) and Vanessa Bayer as Tiffany Trump. The video, a parody of Beyonce’s visual album, Lemonade, featured the “Trump ladies” slamming The Donald for his disturbing behavior and attitude towards women.

The sketch has some great moments – particularly the end when Strong as Melania reminds us that without the beautiful women standing beside Trump, he’d just be the “guy with the weird hair.” (Seeing Beck Bennett make an appearance as Trump’s reluctant running mate Mike Pence was another highlight.) This season of SNL features what may be the strongest female cast the show’s ever had so it’s only fitting that they’re the ones to take down this election’s poster boy for misogyny.

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