Former President Donald Trump claims people can’t help but cry when they see him, which Saturday Night Live comic Colin Jost finds laughable.
Jost took a swipe at Trump this weekend on SNL, for claiming staffers at the Manhattan courthouse where he was arraigned on April 4, cried over his legal troubles.
“Donald Trump claimed that New York police and court employees were crying when they arrested him,” the “Weekend Update” co-anchor said while laughing. “Why is everyone in Trump’s stories crying?”
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A video montage then played of Trump bragging about people getting emotional when they meet him.
“Very tough, very strong, very powerful men, they were crying,” Trump said in the video. “These are people that didn’t cry when they were babies. They would never cry in their life and they were crying.”
Jost said he wasn’t buying Trump’s claims.
“You’re bragging that when people see you they just burst into tears?” the comedian quipped.
“It never sounds like excited crying, like when teenagers see BTS. It sounds more like scared crying, like when hostages see Jigsaw,” Jost added, referring to the Jigsaw killer in the Saw slasher movies.
Trump made headlines last week, when he sat down with Fox’s Tucker Carlson to discuss his historic indictment, and said court employees were so troubled about his legal ordeal that they cried.
“They signed me in, and I’ll tell you, people were crying, people that work there, professionally work there, that have no problems putting in murderers, and they see everybody,” Trump said. “It’s a tough, tough place, and they were crying. They were actually crying. They said, ‘I’m sorry.’ They’d say, ‘2024 sir, 2024,’ and tears were pouring down their eyes.”
A law enforcement source later told Yahoo News Trump’s crying claim was “absolute BS.”
Watch the SNL video below.