Saturday Night Live joked that Joe Biden may have brain damage during this week’s “Weekend Update” host Michael Che.
Che was discussing how Biden signed a bill to prevent an impending strike by railway workers.
“President Biden signed a measure that would force railway workers to accept a deal that averts a strike but does not include paid sick leave. But how do you expect Biden to care about sick leave when he shows up to work every day with full-blown CTE?” Che said.
CTE is chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease that is typically caused by trauma to the head.
The rare dig at Biden from SNL comes as his popularity is in the tanks, even among Democrats.
Many have speculated that the Democratic National Party may be gearing up to offer a replacement nominee in 2024.
Fox News notes that “Out of the 22 episodes that aired between Jan. 30, 2021, and Jan. 22, 2022, Biden was only satirized three times in the show’s cold opening. In contrast, President Trump was satirized by guest actor Alec Baldwin at least 11 times within the 21 episodes that aired in Trump’s first year in office.”
“In addition, ‘Saturday Night Live’ avoided featuring a parody version of the president entirely in Biden’s first eight months in office,” the report added.