In a shocking moment on the sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live comedian John Mulaney joked that President Donald Trump should be assassinated.
What was even more shocking was the way that the audience laughed and cheered and the suggestion from the comedian.
“It is a Leap Year, as I said. Leap Year began in 45 B.C. under Julius Caesar. This is true,” the comedian said.
“He started the Leap Year in order to correct the calendar and we still do it to this day,” he said to setup his joke.
“Another thing that happened under Julius Caesar, he was such a powerful maniac that all the senators grabbed knives and they stabbed him to death.
“That would be an interesting thing if we brought that back now,” he said as the audience roared with applause and laughter.
I asked my lawyer if I could make that joke and he said, let me call another lawyer and that lawyer said yes,” he said.
This is absolutely disgusting and if it was said about any other president in the history of our nation it would have been the end of his career.
Imagine if Mulaney had made this alleged joke about former President Obama, what the media reaction would have been.
But because it is President Trump the media has barely made a mention of it, and when they did there was no outrage or contempt.
“I don’t want to dwell on politics, but I dislike the Founding Fathers immensely,” he said before complaining about the Bill of Rights.
He did take aim at former Vice President Joe Biden during the cold open which somehow made light of the coronavirus scare.
Biden, played by Mulaney, came to the press conference and celebrated his win in South Carolina by acted senile and telling fake stories like he usually does.
“Here’s a true story based loosely on fake events,” he said, mocking Biden’s claim that he was arrested in South Africa when he attempted to visit Nelson Mandela.
“Me and Nelson Mandela were palling around South Africa green book style. We have one elephant between us, who do we run into but the Ebola monkey,” he said.
“Weird story longer, I wrestled that sucker to mercy. That’s how I convinced Mandela he was okay,” he said.
Cute joke, but it does not make up for literally calling for the assassination of the President of the United States.