The President of US Donald Trump got trolled on the most recent episode of Saturday Night Live, with Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos (played by a bald cap-wearing Steve Carell) lording his wealth over the President. Bezos, who has been a frequent target of Trump reminds people in this commercial that he is ‘literally 100 times richer than he is.’
Interestingly, the troll came less than a week after Amazon announced it planned to split its second headquarters between New York City and Crystal City. In the show, Bezos sarcastically denies buying The Washington Post while holding up copies with unflattering headlines about Trump. The actor also denies that he located the 2 new headquarters in order to overshadow the President.
“Some folks have speculated that I was somehow trolling President Trump by building one headquarters in his hometown of Queens, and the other in his current residence of Washington D.C.,” explained Carell’s Bezos.
The sketch also talked about those who were upset about the company’s choice of new headquarters locations in New York and Virginia, as many other cities had tried to court the retail giant.
Users on Twitter came to know about this and they expressed their views:
— Jo(an) Major Ciolino (@JoanCiolino) November 18, 2018
Hilarious skit! pic.twitter.com/iNzlJXxWvF
— IaOrana (@TahitiPlumeria) November 18, 2018
Wow sounds like jeff bezos is a cool guy I should trust. This is like some premium national lampoon, mad magazine type irreverence here. How do you guys stay so subversive and cool even with all that ad money at stake??
— Sandwiches 4 All (@TheSandwichBear) November 18, 2018
Love this soo much, did @JeffBezos have to give the ok 👍🏼 bc if he did that makes it even more hilarious 🤣
— Karma’s gonna get you ☮️ (@karma_nimashan) November 18, 2018