Tina Fey, a former “Saturday Night Live” Weekend Update co-anchor, returned to the studio Thursday night to offer her thoughts on President Donald Trump and the violence last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Fey graduated from the University of Virginia, which is in Charlottesville, in 1992. The college town was the site of a white nationalist protest that turned deadly last Saturday.
“It broke my heart to see these evil forces descend upon Charlottesville,” Fey said, appearing with current Weekend Update co-anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che.
After seeing Trump public ally condemn violence “on many sides,” Fey said she felt “sick.”
“I’ve seen ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ and I wasn’t confused by it,” Fey said. “No, Colin, Nazis are always bad, I don’t care what you say.”
In the face of upcoming rallies this weekend, Fey’s advice is to avoid the “screaming matches and potential violence,” and instead, order a cake with the American flag on it and “just eat it.”
“Then next time when you see a bunch of white boys in polo shirts screaming about taking our country back and you want to scream, ‘It’s not our country, we stole it. We stole from the Native Americans. And when they have a peaceful protest at Standing Rock we shoot at them with rubber bullets, but we let you chinless turds march the streets with semi-automatic weapons,'” Fey said.
“And when you want to yell that, don’t yell it at the Klan, Colin, yell it into the cake.”
Fey explained that “sheetcaking is a grassroots movement … Most of the women I know have been doing it once a week since the election.”
Her final advice to “all sane Americans” is to treat the upcoming rallies “like the opening of a thoughtful movie with two female leads.”
“Don’t show up. Let these morons scream into the empty air,” she said.
Watch Fey’s full Weekend Update appearance below:
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