Saturday Night Live had fun at President Barack Obama‘s expense last night in another special Thursday instalment leading up to the election, mocking the president for a message that the economy will get better — sometime in the not-specific future.
Jay Pharoah, cast as Obama this season, was at a town-hall-style rally in Ohio, where he found it difficult to find a supporter who was “better off” under his economy — or who had a job at all.
“I understand your frustration,” Pharoah said to one woman who said she had been unable to find a job since 2009. “I said from Day One that real change takes more than one term, or even one president. I don’t know if it will even happen in eight years. Might take 12. Frankly, I might be long dead. Maybe you’ll be dead too.”
There was only one person SNL’s Obama could find at the rally who even had a job — but he turned out to be a manager at Burger King who had been a former executive at Bank of America. In calling on other supporters, he encountered a woman who sells actual apples, a man who chases raccoons out of foreclosed homes, and … a meth cook who SNL’s Obama said was “fired up.”
Watch the clip below:
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