“Saturday Night Live” has been riding a wave of success on television this season thanks to the material the show mined from the campaign season and now President Donald Trump. On Friday, the NBC mainstay launched on another platform, with it’s first Snapchat story.
In the story, called “Boycott,” a couple (Aidy Bryant and Beck Bennett) determined to boycott anything associated with Trump runs up against the hard reality that many of the things they use and love, from apps to shoes, somehow tie back to the president.
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Seizing on the #DeleteUber trend that blew up after Trump’s executive order on immigration, the couple is forced to ditch a ride (with protest signs in hand) and grab a Lyft instead. But they quickly learn that Trump supporter Peter Thiel is a Lyft investor and they jump out. The couple is happy in the back of a pedicab, until the driver tells them he bought it on Amazon.
“Amazon sells Trump ties!” the woman yells.
The problems only mount once the couple gets home. They can’t drink Yuengling or Coors beer; they can’t eat Kraft Mac & Cheese; the woman can’t lie down on her MyPillow; they can’t use Facebook; and they shouldn’t even be using their smartphones because “they’re made in China by little slave kids.”
“I’m not gonna do, like, Trump and little slave kids today,” the woman sighs.
“Yeah, I guess you’re right. It’s like, what are we gonna not have phones?” the man replies.
Bryant and Bennett are soon naked and screaming as they strip out of clothing linked to Trump or his supporters.
Watch the story on Snapchat to see whether the couple’s voices finally did matter.
Alec Baldwin, whose impression of Trump has been a recurring bit on “SNL” — which is having its best ratings in 20 years — returns to host the show this weekend.
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