‘Saturday Night Live’ Mocks Donald Trump’s Feud With Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos [VIDEO]
While the feud between Saturday Night Live and President Donald Trump has been well documented, it wasn’t easy to see Steve Carell getting involved. But in one of the show’s latest skits, the former Office star played Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. He also mocked everything from Trump’s hair to his supposed retail empire. And the skit didn’t lay off of Bezos. “As you know, Amazon just announced the location of its two new headquarters in New York and Virginia, and everyone — except for the people who live there and the people who live in all the places we didn’t choose — is thrilled,” Carell said.
While Bezos has often been the target of Trump attacks, he’s rarely used on the sketch show. Bezos is the founder of Amazon and the owner of The Washington Post. Though Bezos has no say in the paper editorially, the President has linked him and his online retail company with the paper and its willingness to publish anti-Trump material.
“Some folks have speculated that I was somehow trolling President Trump by building one headquarters in his hometown of Queens and the other in his current residence of Washington, D.C., thereby overshadowing or humiliating him,” Carrel said.
“But that’s simply not true. Sure, he attacked me repeatedly on Twitter. But I chose our locations because they were ideal for growing business, not just to make Donald Trump think about how I’m literally 100 times richer than he is,” he added.
Carrel then mocked Trump’s caravan tweets prior to the midterm elections, announcing a new Amazon option called “Caravan.” Then, he announced that Amazon would be using drones.
“We’re ready to launch drone deliveries too. But testing has shown that customers find drones scary and impersonal. That’s why I’m outfitting each and every drone with human hair,” Carell’s Bezos said, showing a drone with Trump-style hair.
“The style of the hair is completely random,” he added. “I just wanted something that looks so silly that everybody knows it was fake. That the drone should just give up and shave its head like a real man would.”