Saturday Night Live opened this week’s show by hilariously mocking Fox News’ hysterical coverage of the so-called “migrant caravan.”
The sketch featured cast members playing Laura Ingraham and Jeanine Pirro as they rolled fake footage of the impoverished asylum-seekers.
Ingraham asked Pirro what she’s heard about the caravan.
“I haven’t just heard about it, I have seen it with my own eyes,” Pirro said, rolling footage of Americans fighting for holiday doorbusters. “It has to be real, I found it at trutheagle.gu.”
“Who is in this caravan?” Ingraham asked.
“Everyone you’ve ever seen in your nightmares, Laura,” Pirro said. “It’s got Guatemalans, Mexicans, ISIS, the Menendez Brothers, the 1990 Detroit Pistons, Thanos, and several babadooks.”
The Ingraham character then mocked Trump’s response to the made-up crisis, by sending thousands of American soldiers to the border.
“The goal is to have five soldiers for every one shoeless immigrant child,” she said. “Trump is calling it ‘Operation Eagle With a Huge Dong'”
MSNBC’s Morning Joe laughs out loud at Fox News praise for Trump’s ‘superman’ energy: ‘He does one or two things a day, tops’
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough tried to unravel President Donald Trump's mysterious hospital visit over the weekend, which the White House insists was the beginning of his annual physical.
The "Morning Joe" host laughed out loud at a clip of White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham and Fox News host Jeanine Pirro praising the president's "superman" energy after the surprise hospital visit.
"Who was it, was it (Treasury Secretary Steve) Mnuchin who praised his perfect genes?" Scarborough said. "Was it Steve Mnuchin who said had he superhuman genes? And they said he would live to be 200 if he ate better?"
Qantas backs legal action against will.i.am over racism claim
Australia's Qantas on Monday rejected accusations of in-flight racism from US performer will.i.am, with the airline saying it would back legal action against the Black Eyed Peas frontman.
The multiple Grammy-winning artist had lashed out at a Qantas flight attendant and named her on Twitter after she called the police over an altercation during a flight from Brisbane to Sydney.
In his tweets, the star said the crew member had been "overly aggressive" and unnecessarily escalated the situation after he didn't hear an on-board safety briefing because he was wearing headphones.
Using the hashtag #RacistFlightAttendant, he said she was "beyond rude" and "took it to the next level by calling the police", five of whom were waiting for him when the 90-minute flight landed on Saturday.
Pope to Hiroshima on mission against ‘immoral’ nuclear weapons
Pope Francis, who years ago hoped to be a missionary in Japan, travels to the sites of the world's only atomic attacks this week seeking a ban on "immoral" nuclear weapons.
"Your country is well aware of the suffering caused by war," the Argentine pontiff, 82, said in a video message to the Japanese people on Monday.
"Together with you, I pray that the destructive power of nuclear weapons will never be unleashed again in human history. The use of nuclear weapons is immoral," said the head of the world's 1.3 billion Catholics.
Pope Francis flies to Asia on Tuesday, where he will first visit Thailand and then Japan, including the two cities destroyed by devastating US nuclear attacks during the Second World War.