'SNL' Trolls Trump With Skit About Amazon's New Headquarters

 

Over the years, "Saturday Night Live" has established a proud tradition of aiming their satirical humor at presidents, stretching all the way back to Jimmy Carter and President Donald Trump has been no exception. 

SNL's host this week was Steve Carrell, who after donning a bald cap and putting on the nicest suit in Studio 8H's wardrobe, disappeared into the role of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, to poke fun at the online retailer's recent announcement of its two new headquarters and his feud with the president. 

Carrell's fake CEO told the audience that people were "thrilled" about Amazon's choices for their new headquarters, "except for the people who live there and the people who live in all the places we didn't choose." 

Amazon choose locations near Arlington, Virginia and New York's Queens neighborhood - two places that are very familiar for Trump - a coincidence that Carrell's Bezos said wasn't an attempt to troll the president. 

"That's simply not true," he said. "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."

The fake commercial moved on with the fake CEO announcing a new delivery option for people called "Amazon Caravan." 

"Any package going to any Trump building will get delivered by hundreds of Honduran and Mexican immigrants," Carrell's Bezo joked, adding that they would have to make exceptions for Trump's book, "The Art of Deal," because it's heavier, thanks to the fact "it's the only book with four chapter elevens."

 

But that's not all. The fake commercial starring Carrell as Bezos also promised that Amazon drones used to deliver packages would be customized with Trump-esque wigs, so that customers won't find the flying devices "scary" and "impersonal." 

"The style of the hair is completely random," Carrell smirks through the ad. "I just wanted something that looks so silly that everybody knew it was fake.

"The drone should just give up and shave his head like a real man would."

Trump has frequently taken aim at Bezos and Amazon on Twitter, like back in March when he accused the online retailer of taking advantage of the U.S. Postal Service. 

 

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