Saturday Night Live highlights just how stupid Donald Trump's impeachment trial actually was in Colin Jost skit

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Saturday Night Live has lampooned former President Donald Trump's recent impeachment trial in a skit featuring Colin Jost.

The impeachment trial, and the former Republican leader's narrow escape from a conviction in the Senate was the main focus of the NBC sketch show's long-running Weekend Update segment.

Per The Wrap, Jost summarised the events of the trial in a humorous live monologue.

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Satirizing the result, Jost stated:

"Well, like so many other men living in Florida, Donald Trump has once again escaped from justice. This has to be the dumbest trial I’ve ever seen.

"Here’s how dumb it was: the jurors who were deciding the case were the ones attacked by the defender. The trial took place at the scene of the crime.

"And then, right after the trial ended, one of the jurors who voted to acquit Trump ran out and said: 'Someone’s gotta prosecute this guy. He did it. This man belongs in jail!'"

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Jost then added:

"I mean, whatever you’re gonna do, if you’re gonna impeach a president for anything, don’t you think it’s sending a mob to kill the vice president?

"I feel bad for Pence — 43 of his work friends were like: 'Oh, come on, Mike, they only tried to hang you. Stop being such a drama queen.'

"I think it would be hilarious if Biden now sent rioters back into the Capitol. And he was like: "What? You guys said it was fine.'"

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On Saturday, January 13, 43 senators voted Trump not guilty of inciting the riots on the Capitol Building on January 6, after the former POTUS was accused by his critics of riling up the crowds in an incendiary speech delivered to crowds prior to the civil disturbance.

According to The Metro, a mere seven of the 50 Republican senators – Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins, Ben Sasse, Bill Cassidy, Richard Burr, Mitt Romney, and Pat Toomey – voted to convict Trump, leaving him free to run for office once again in the future in three years' time.

Commenting on the trial after the not-guilty result was returned, Trump stated:

"No president has ever gone through anything like it, and it continues because our opponents cannot forget the almost 75 million people, the highest number ever for a sitting president, who voted for us just a few short months ago."

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Meanwhile, President Joe Biden commented on the result by stating: "While the final vote did not lead to a conviction, the substance of the charge is not in dispute.

"This sad chapter in our history has reminded us that democracy is fragile. That it must always be defended. That we must be ever vigilant.

"Violence and extremism has no place in America. And that each of us has a duty and responsibility as Americans, and especially as leaders, to defend the truth and to defeat the lies."

Saturday Night Live highlights just how stupid Donald Trump's impeachment trial actually was in Colin Jost skit

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By VT

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Saturday Night Live has lampooned former President Donald Trump's recent impeachment trial in a skit featuring Colin Jost.

The impeachment trial, and the former Republican leader's narrow escape from a conviction in the Senate was the main focus of the NBC sketch show's long-running Weekend Update segment.

Per The Wrap, Jost summarised the events of the trial in a humorous live monologue.

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Credit: PA Images

Satirizing the result, Jost stated:

"Well, like so many other men living in Florida, Donald Trump has once again escaped from justice. This has to be the dumbest trial I’ve ever seen.

"Here’s how dumb it was: the jurors who were deciding the case were the ones attacked by the defender. The trial took place at the scene of the crime.

"And then, right after the trial ended, one of the jurors who voted to acquit Trump ran out and said: 'Someone’s gotta prosecute this guy. He did it. This man belongs in jail!'"

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Credit: Twitter/@Shahid11828

Jost then added:

"I mean, whatever you’re gonna do, if you’re gonna impeach a president for anything, don’t you think it’s sending a mob to kill the vice president?

"I feel bad for Pence — 43 of his work friends were like: 'Oh, come on, Mike, they only tried to hang you. Stop being such a drama queen.'

"I think it would be hilarious if Biden now sent rioters back into the Capitol. And he was like: "What? You guys said it was fine.'"

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Credit: Twitter/@granta

On Saturday, January 13, 43 senators voted Trump not guilty of inciting the riots on the Capitol Building on January 6, after the former POTUS was accused by his critics of riling up the crowds in an incendiary speech delivered to crowds prior to the civil disturbance.

According to The Metro, a mere seven of the 50 Republican senators – Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins, Ben Sasse, Bill Cassidy, Richard Burr, Mitt Romney, and Pat Toomey – voted to convict Trump, leaving him free to run for office once again in the future in three years' time.

Commenting on the trial after the not-guilty result was returned, Trump stated:

"No president has ever gone through anything like it, and it continues because our opponents cannot forget the almost 75 million people, the highest number ever for a sitting president, who voted for us just a few short months ago."

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Credit: PA Images

Meanwhile, President Joe Biden commented on the result by stating: "While the final vote did not lead to a conviction, the substance of the charge is not in dispute.

"This sad chapter in our history has reminded us that democracy is fragile. That it must always be defended. That we must be ever vigilant.

"Violence and extremism has no place in America. And that each of us has a duty and responsibility as Americans, and especially as leaders, to defend the truth and to defeat the lies."