6:48am PT by Jackie Strause
'SNL': Michael Che Calls Trump "Vain and Catty" Over Kim Jong Un Tweet
On this weekend's Saturday Night Live, "Weekend Update" host Michael Che couldn't help but tackle the most-talked-about tweet of the night.
Only hours ahead of Saturday's show, President Donald Trump took aim at Kim Jong Un in a tweet, saying he would never call the North Korean dictator "short and fat." The post came in response to the country's foreign ministry calling Trump "an old lunatic" over his speech in South Korea.
Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me "old," when I would NEVER call him "short and fat?" Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend - and maybe someday that will happen!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 12, 2017
"A lot of times, Donald Trump goes way over the line with his tweets, but this time — that was pretty damn funny," said Che. "I mean, look at how vain and catty he is. They're like, 'You lunatic old man,' and he's like, 'Old?'"
Che then referred to Trump, 71, as "President Miss Thang" when referencing his response to last week's mass shooting in Texas.
In an effort to rally global pressure against North Korea's nuclear weapons program, Trump had said during his speech in South Korea on Tuesday, "Do not underestimate us. And do not try us. ... The weapons you're acquiring are not making you safer, they are putting your regime in grave danger. Every step you take down this dark path increases the peril you face."
North Korea's foreign ministry said of the comments, "Reckless remarks by an old lunatic like Trump will never scare us or stop our advance."