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‘SNL’ uses its version of ‘Fox and Friends’ to recap the week’s headlines, including Ginni Thomas’ text messages and Will Smith’s slap in the face


The show opened with Fox’s Brian Kilmeade, played by Mikey Day, telling his co-hosts that he had downloaded former President Donald Trump’s social media app, Truth Social.

“I downloaded the app, opened it and my phone immediately got very, very hot. Over 140 degrees,” Day’s Kilmeade told Ainsley Earhardt, played by Heidi Gardner and Steve Doocy, played by Alex Moffat.

The trio then welcomed Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife, conservative activist Virginia “Ginni” Thomas. The couple, played by cast members Kenan Thompson and Kate McKinnon, cuddled up on the couch as the hosts asked about Clarence Thomas’ recent hospital stay.

“You were just in the hospital, weren’t you,” Thomas asks Thompson.

He laughs before answering vaguely: “That’s what they say.

When asked if he was sick with Covid-19, Thompson’s Thomas again offers a short, noncommittal answer: “Anything is possible.”

The hosts then turn their attention to the revelation that Ginni Thomas sent several text messages to former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows between November 2020 and January 2021 urging him to continue his efforts to undo Joe Biden’s victory in 2020, according to several sources.

“Now Ginni, the left is losing its mind over some perfectly normal text messages you sent to your friend Mark Meadows on January 6th, aren’t they?” asks Day’s Kilmeade.

Ginni Thomas, smiling at McKinnon, replies, “It sure is.”

“And now they want the honorable judge to recuse himself. I mean, you have the right to say what you think,” Moffat’s Doocy said.

“Yes, and I don’t want any trouble. I take my duty as Yoko Ono of the Supreme Court very seriously. All I want is the tidal wave of biblical revenge to sweep the family away. from the Biden crime to Gitmo and then we release the kraken,” replies Ginni Thomas of McKinnon.

When asked if his wife told him about his texting with Meadows, Thompson’s Clarence Thomas replied, “Some say yes, some say no.”

The “Fox and Friends” hosts then greeted Trump via a Facetime call from Mar-a-Lago and asked his opinion on slapped comedian Smith Chris Rock at last weekend’s Oscars.

Trump, played by James Austin Johnson, tells the hosts he saw the slap and refers to Smith as his “Hitch” movie character.

“You know, I saw the slap. I enjoyed the slap. I was very impressed with my Hitch, you know. A whole arm on Hitch, I always knew Hitch had an arm,” said said Johnson’s Trump.

“That kind of behavior isn’t going to help Kevin James get a date with Allegra Cole, I’ll tell you,” Trump said of SNL, referring to a plotline from the 2005 comedy.

The hosts then question the former president on the investigation into the January 6 insurrection, asking him directly: “Did you commit a coup, sir?

“No, no. You know what, there was no coup. It was an event, maybe a takeover event, a coup maybe,” Trump replies of Johnson .

He is then asked about the seven-hour gap in the White House phone logs from January 6 and the weather he was using with a burn-in phone.

Johnson’s Trump again denies wrongdoing before apparently admitting to using burner phones.

“No, that’s not true. I’ve never used a cell phone. Except maybe January 6 during that seven-hour period,” he says.

The cast then reunites for the traditional “Live, from New York, it’s Saturday night!”

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