Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update routinely covers the hottest and most pressing news from the past week and last night was no different.
The segment started with the biggest news: the man who leaked national secrets has been identified and arrested. Jake Teixeira of the Massachusetts Air National Guard leaked classified Pentagon documents on social media to impress his friends in a group chat he started named “Thug Shaker Central.”
“Thug Shaker Central is also what Colin calls Atlanta,” host Michael Che jokes. Che continues by saying that President Biden downplayed the leaks because “when you’re over 80, a couple of leaks is nothing to be embarrassed about.”
The segment continues with co-host Colin Jost wondering why every time former President Donald Trump tells stories, someone is always crying.
“It never sounds like excited crying, like when teenagers see BTS,” Jost says. “It sounds more like sacred crying, like when hostages see Jigsaw.”
Other big news Jost and Che satirize include Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ undisclosed ties to conservative billionaire Harlon Crow and a potential 2024 presidential campaign by South Carolina senator Tim Scott.