Saturday Night Live has already effectively declared war on Donald Trump. But now, it seems, the sketch comedy series has the rest of the Republican party in its crosshairs as well. As Senate Democrats and members of Congress continue to voice their loud and vehement opposition to the Trump administration, the Republicans have, for the most part, gone along for the Mr. Trump’s wild ride. Now, Saturday Night Live is officially calling them out.
Sure, there are a few exceptions to the lock-step Republican support network. Senator John McCain has made a show of voicing Trump disapproval (though his actions don’t necessarily align with his rhetoric). Senator Lindsay Graham has also voiced concern over the Trump administration—though he was met with boos on Saturday morning after saying “I agree with [Trump] mostly.”
In other words, the Democrats may not want to hold their breath waiting for a Republican anti-Trump hero. That’s the joke of this cute fake movie trailer, which promotes a sweeping biopic of a Republican hero brave enough to oppose Trump. Lacking any options, the voice-over inserts an acerbic “TBD” each time their hero’s name is called for. There’s only one thing for certain: that biopic is “definitely not about Paul Ryan.”