“Saturday Night Live” took a swipe at New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s appears to be like and reopening plans — but did not mention his nursing home demise scandal.
“Weekend Update” host Michael Che in contrast Cuomo to “The Simpsons'” surly bar proprietor Moe Szyslak, whereas explaining that New York expanded its COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to incorporate individuals with underlying circumstances.
“New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who’s a real-life model for Moe Szyslak, introduced that extra New Yorkers might be eligible for the COVID vaccine starting subsequent week,” Che said.
“New Yorkers must present documentation of their situation and reply medical questions like, ‘Whats-a-matter, you?'” he continued.
Che’s co-host, Colin Jost, then chimed in to reference Cuomo’s plan to reopen sports activities stadiums to followers.
“Gov. Cuomo additionally introduced that he would permit sporting venues to open beginning Feb. twenty third but restrict them to 10 % capability — higher often called Jets degree,” Jost mentioned.
However, it did not go unnoticed that the section ignored the damning admission that his workplace lined up hundreds of COVID-19 nursing home deaths.
“Nice that @nbcsnl had 2 bits on #Cuomo on #WeekendUpdate, but did not mention that Cuomo was uncovered for sending seniors to die of #COVID in #nursinghomes,” wrote one Twitter user. “Wow. What an *simple,* lay-up joke for #SNL, but..”
Another added, “Typical snl bias. No mention Cuomo killed hundreds. Could have accomplished a quantity on him but did not. They actually are cowards.”
The Post revealed that Cuomo’s prime aide, Melissa DeRosa, admitted to lawmakers Thursday that her bossconcealed dataabout the coronavirus demise toll amongst nursing-home residents to keep away from having to share it with the federal authorities.