Hollywood actor Brad Pitt ridiculed statements by U.S. President Donald Trump about the coronavirus pandemic in the Saturday Night Live show.
The actor, in the guise of the head of the U.S. Commission on Combating COVID-19 and the country’s chief infectious disease officer, Anthony Fauci, commented Trump’s words that the infection will disappear “like a miracle,” and also compared the president’s proposed treatments to the Tide Pod Challenge flash mob, when Network users were supposedly going to bite the capsules with a laundry detergent, but at the last moment changed their mind.
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Pitt also praised Trump’s announcement that a coronavirus vaccine would appear “relatively soon”.
“Relatively soon in relation to what? To the history of the Earth? Then, yes, the vaccine will indeed appear soon. But, for example, if you tell a friend that relatively soon you will come and appear in a year and a half, he will be relatively angry,” said the actor.
However, earlier CNN journalists jokingly asked Fauci, in whose performance he would like to see a parody of himself on Saturday Night Live, and the latter, laughing, chose Brad Pitt.