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Washington Post 18 Oct 2020

Jim Carrey, Alec Baldwin put SNL spin on Trump and Biden's simultaneous town hall events

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Actors Jim Carrey and Alec Baldwin returned as Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and President Trump on "Saturday Night Live" on Oct. 17.


Jim Carrey and Alec Baldwin returned as Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and President Trump on "Saturday Night Live" on Oct. 24. Maya Rudolph also starred as moderator Kristen Welker, and Kate McKinnon returned as Rudy Giuliani.
"Saturday Night Live" marked it's return to TV with a live studio audience by pulling in 7.77 million viewers - the most since the season premiere in 2016. The show faced backlash for making jokes about President Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis, with many of his supporters saying it crossed the line. Alec Baldwin, who plays Trump on the show, posted a video defending the show, saying that if he had been considered gravely ill, they would not have made any jokes at all about the illness.
Rachel Maddow highlights some of the statements made by Donald Trump at the NBC News town hall about the coronavirus that were not only false, but potentially deadly because of the many people who take Trump at his word. Aired on 10/15/2020.
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany would only point to past statements when asked if she could denounce white supremacy on behalf of the president, who failed to do so during the presidential debate.

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