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Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump Names Joe Exotic as His 2020 Running Mate on 'SNL' - Watch! (Video)

Saturday Night Live is back, and Alec Baldwin is reprising his role as President Donald Trump!

The 62-year-old actor called into the “Weekend Update” segment to chat with co-hosts Colin Jost and Michel Che about the pandemic on Saturday night (April 11).

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“Well, I’m happy to report, Colin, that America is now number one in the world for coronavirus. Number one, while I was president! #Americanumberone. #Notimportantwhy,” he said during the call.

“I’ve always said it was a giant hoax that we should take very seriously, even though it was invented by the Democrats…so, everyone needs to wash their hands, or not.”

Later on, he made a reference to the wildly popular Netflix series, Tiger King.

“Well, in times like this, we need to come together as one nation. Because no matter our differences, all Americans can agree on one thing — Carole Baskin definitely fed her husband to those tigers,” he said.

“I am proud to announce, Trump/Exotic 2020…I’m sorry Mike Pence had to find out this way. But, I have a feeling Pence is going to be pretty into Joe Exotic.”

Check out which A-list star also appeared on the new at-home edition of Saturday Night Live!

SNL's Michael Che Reveals His Grandmother Died from Coronavirus, Shares His Frustrations

Michael Che is mourning the death of his grandmother, who passed away from coronavirus.

The 36-year-old SNL star, who is one of the Weekend Update co-anchors, opened up in an Instagram post on Monday (April 6) and he vented his frustrations with the virus.

“Hi. I’m Michael Che, from TV. Last night my grandmother passed away from the coronavirus,” he began in the post. “I’m doing OK, considering. I’m obviously very hurt and angry that she had to go through all that pain alone.”

“But I’m also happy that she’s not in pain anymore. And I also feel guilty for feeling happy. Basically the whole gamut of complex feelings everybody else has losing someone very close and special. I’m not unique. But it’s still scary. I don’t know if I’ll lose someone else to this virus. I don’t know if I’ll be lost to this virus. Who f–king knows?” he continued. “I’m just frustrated because there’s so much we still don’t know about it, and I don’t think we are getting the whole truth.”

Michael also discussed his beliefs on the origins of the virus.

“I actually believe this is 5G poisoning,” Michael wrote, echoing something that Keri Hilson said a few weeks ago. “And not because I’ve done any research on this, or even understand what 5G really is. I just refuse to believe I lost my sweet, beautiful grandma, because some n—a ate a bat one time. I’m sorry.”

Michael talked about the importance of eating healthy foods and he also attacked the media for how they are covering the news.

“Maybe tell people what they should be eating and what foods to avoid … instead of just posting death tolls as your lead story every g—-mn day!” he said.

You can read the full letter by scrolling through the slides in Michael‘s Instagram.

'Saturday Night Live' Draws Backlash for Joke About Steve Irwin's Death During 'Weekend Update' - Watch (Video)

Saturday Night Live is getting some heat on social media.

One joke in particular from Michael Che during Weekend Update on Saturday’s episode (February 29) drew some backlash from viewers.

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During the segment, Michael and co-host Colin Jost spoke about coronavirus.

“[It’s] not because it’s too sad – it’s because I don’t know that I don’t have it yet and if I do have it, the internet is going to play this clip of me making fun of it over and over again,” Michael said of his reasoning for not joking about the disease.

“Imagine if there was a video of The Crocodile Hunter making fun of stingrays,” he added, with the audience audibly groaning at the joke.

Steve “Crocodile Hunter” Irwin died back in 2006 after being killed by a stingray while filming in Australia.

The show also tackled coronavirus during the cold open earlier in the episode.

Watch the segment…

Michael Che Sparks Outrage for Jokes About Older Woman Giving Birth on 'SNL'

Michael Che is once again under fire for a series of jokes after having just been met with backlash for his comments on Caitlyn Jenner.

The comedian addressed censorship during the “Weekend Update” segment of Saturday Night Live on Saturday (November 2).

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During one story, about a woman who gave birth at age 67, he seemingly acknowledged the recent backlash by addressing NBC’s standards.

“The birth set a record for ‘Most Friction.’ See, you guys don’t realize this but that joke took me like four hours to write. I had much better punchlines but the fellas at NBC standards said they were all too dirty,” he told the crowd.

“Like, at first I was gonna say, ‘I hope that kid likes his milk chalky!’ But they said, ‘You can’t say that on TV.’ It was my second favorite punchline! My first favorite being, ‘She can breastfeed just by standing over the crib.’ That’s a pretty good one, right? But NBC said, “Too gross,’” he went on to say.

He then said a joke that would be “too gross” would be “if I said, ‘Doctors described the birth as pulling a penny out of a wad of gum. Now that is too gross. Even I wouldn’t tell that joke on TV.”

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Once again, Michael‘s commentary was immediately met with backlash and criticism on social media.

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Tiffany Haddish, John Legend & More Help Honor Dave Chappelle at Mark Twain Prize Ceremony!

Tiffany Haddish is gorgeous in a gown while hitting the red carpet at the 2019 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor held at The Kennedy Center on Sunday (October 27) in Washington, DC.

The 39-year-old actress was joined at the event by John Legend, SNL‘s Colin Jost and Michael Che, Chance the Rapper, Common, Aziz Ansari, Sarah Silverman, Chris Tucker, Morgan Freeman, Nancy Pelosi, Marlon Wayans, Kenan Thompson, Michelle Wolf, Jon Stewart and the man of the night himself, Dave Chappelle.

The award is considered the highest accolade in comedy and recognizes individuals who have had an impact on American society in the vein of 19th-century novelist and essayist Samuel Clemens, or pseudonym, Mark Twain.

“I love my art form because I understand every practitioner of it, whether I agree with them or not I know where they’re coming from. They want to be heard, they got something to say, there’s something they notice. They just want to be understood,” Dave said while accepting the award (via CNN). “I love this genre, it saved my life.”

FYI: Tiffany is wearing a Christian Siriano dress. Sarah is wearing a Miu Miu dress. Common is wearing a Sandro blazer and trousers.

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Michael Che Under Fire for His Comments About Caitlyn Jenner

SNL‘s Michael Che is making headlines for what he said about Caitlyn Jenner during the show’s Weekend Update skit about Kanye West.

“At first I thought Kanye was losing his mind, and now I feel like he’s fine, he’s just turning into an old white lady. I mean, he used to be one of the coolest black dudes on Earth. Now he’s showing up to events in sweatpants and orthopedic sneakers, listening to Kenny G and trying to get black people to like Trump. It’s like, how long before this guy changes his name to Kathy?” Michael said on the segment.

SNL then showed a photo of Caitlyn before she transitioned, and Michael referred to her as a “fella.”

“Now, you might think that I’m crazy, but about five years ago, there was a fella named Bruce Jenner, and he moved to Calabasas…” Michael said, before the segment ended.