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Tina Fey, a former coanchor of “Weekend Update” on “Saturday Night Live,” returned to the studio Thursday night to offer her thoughts on President Donald Trump and the violence over the past weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Fey graduated from the University of Virginia, which is in Charlottesville, in 1992. The college town was the site of a white-nationalist protest on Saturday where one woman was killed when a driver, who authorities say is a Nazi sympathizer, plowed into a crowd of counterprotesters.
“It broke my heart to see these evil forces descend upon Charlottesville,” Fey said, appearing with current Weekend Update coanchors Colin Jost and Michael Che.
After seeing Trump publicly condemn violence “on many sides,” Fey said she felt “sick.”
“I’ve seen ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark,’ and I wasn’t confused by it,” Fey said. “No, Colin, Nazis are always bad, I don’t care what you say.”
Fey’s advice in the face of similar rallies planned for this weekend was to avoid the “screaming matches and potential violence” and instead order a cake with the American flag on it and “just eat it.”
“Then next time when you see a bunch of white boys in polo shirts screaming about taking our country back and you want to scream: ‘It’s not our country. We stole it. We stole from the Native Americans. And when they have a peaceful protest at Standing Rock, we shoot at them with rubber bullets, but we let you chinless turds march the streets with semiautomatic weapons’ – and when you want to yell that, don’t yell it at the Klan, Colin, yell it into the cake,” she said.
Fey explained that “sheet-caking is a grassroots movement,” adding, “Most of the women I know have been doing it once a week since the election.”
Her final advice to “all sane Americans” was to treat the upcoming rallies “like the opening of a thoughtful movie with two female leads: Don’t show up.”
“Let these morons scream into the empty air,” she said.
Watch Fey’s full “Weekend Update” appearance: