SNL Skewers Trump’s ‘Bad Week With Women’
Saturday Night Live hit Donald Trump in their cold open, parodying both his comments about women and his surrogate on CNN Scottie Nell Hughes.
The real-life Hughes heard she was about to be parodied, and took it all in stride and was a great sport about it, even complimenting the actress who portrayed her.
Immediate thoughts when hearing about @nbcsnl parody & seeing pic:
1- OMG do I have roots?
2- she better have a Southern accent
Thanks!!! Incredible honor 2 be played by Cecily as she is my fav current cast member https://t.co/rXRbhhmuN4
— Scottie Nell Hughes (@scottienhughes) April 3, 2016
The Hill reports:
“As a woman, I like Donald Trump, but as a full-blown nut job, I freakin’ love him,” Cecily Strong, who plays diehard Trump fan Scottie Nell Hughes, says.
The fake Hughes defends Trump’s treatment of women throughout the segment.
The skit eventually cuts to Darrell Hammond as Trump yelling, “When I say women, you say suck!” at a campaign rally.
“Well some women do suck!” Hughes responds. “What about Casey Anthony? Are you telling me Casey Anthony does not suck?”