You can add Laura Ingraham to the seemingly endless list of expert and hilarious impressions from Saturday Night Live’s Kate McKinnon.
This week, Ingraham returned to Fox News after taking an impromptu “vacation” amidst the uproar that followed her Twitter attack against Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg.
“It’s so good to be back after that planned vacation. It was so fun and so planned and so scheduled a long time ago,” McKinnon’s Ingraham told “Weekend Update” anchor Colin Jost. “And look, the important thing is, I am back. And I’m not going to cave to bullying from the tolerant left. And I don’t care if I lost a couple of sponsors.”
When Jost reminded her that she has so far lost 27 advertisers, she added, “And all because I trolled a traumatized teen. After spewing venom for decades, Twitter suddenly has made me accountable? Yeah, OK.”
Over the course of the segment, Ingraham shared with Jost some of the new sponsors she has welcomed on board to replace those that have fled her show. They included “Carl’s Sr.: Leftover Carl’s Jr. food ground to mush for old people” and “Malaysian Airlines: Caught in a scandal and need an escape? Malaysian Airlines.”
“You see, the totalitarian left can attack me all they want,” she said. “But I will continue to defend the First Amendment. That’s my right to bully people without being bullied in return, right, Colin?”
“But just look, don’t boycott my show,” Ingraham added. “Our country’s so divided right now. And I’m an important part of that. Let’s move on. You know I’m going to say something worse. Why don’t you just watch the show and find out what that’s going to be?”
“What do you want me to say? I’m getting pwned by teenagers!” Ingraham said. “I don’t understand anything anymore. Emma Gonzalez looks like some badass superhero trying to change the world. But when I was in high school it was bad to try. I said I wanted to try art and I got kicked in the face. But I didn’t say I was getting bullied, I just grew up into this.”
“But you know who’s not afraid to sponsor this?” she asked. “Cream soda: the soda for whites.”
“I always knew white people loved cream soda,” Michael Che said after McKinnon left the set.