It looks as if Saturday Night Live has a new favorite target and his name is Rev. Al. Sharpton. On Saturday’s episode, SNL again mocked Sharpton for his inability to read the teleprompter and his unabashed loyalty to President Obama. In the skit Sharpton’s character, played by Kenan Thompson, boasts that Obamacare helps those with diabetes, shingles and victims of the “knockout game.”
“This law is working,” Sharpton’s character proclaimed. “President Obama said it, the White House report said it and the official White House spokesman said it. That’s three different people, how much more evidence do we need?”
Although fake Sharpton said that the Affordable Care Act was essential to many Americans, he doesn’t use insurance.
“I don’t trust it,” he said. “If I get a big bill I just sell one of my own custom Puma tracksuits with a clerical collar built in.”
In a previous skit, Rev. Sharpton was portrayed as a bumbling media buffoon while interviewing a pretend JP Morgan executive, played by Mick Jagger, but that wasn’t the first or the worst rendering of Sharpton by the SNL crew. During another spoof, they mocked Sharpton’s debate coverage.
If you’re really wondering what all the fuss is about, or if you think Rev. Sharpton is being treated unfairly by SNL, just check out this video: