“Now you were in charge of the coronavirus task force, and since you took the lead over 200,000 Americans have died – how do you explain that? McKinnon asked.
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“Well Susan, I’d like to start off by wedging hard – we’re in Utah, wow,” Bennett’s Pence replied. “What a magnificent state. Even though their basketball team is named after my biggest fear – jazz. I give up the rest of my time.
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Rudolph’s Harris objected to the US government’s response to the spread of the virus. She also brushed aside the facial expressions Harris had as Pence spoke.
“Now I would like to hear the VP’s response and while he speaks I’m going to smile at him like I’m in a TJ Maxx and a white woman asks me if I work here,” said Rudolph, his face growling with apparent annoyance at Bennett’s responses.
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Next come jabs over Harris and Biden’s opinions on fracking, as well as the subject of Donald Trump’s health after his coronavirus diagnosis last week.
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“Unfortunately for you then, the President is doing wonders with his team of terrified doctors. As you’ve heard from his senior doctor, Dr. Handsome Liar, Trump is in great physical shape, ”Bennett said, referring to the doctor’s elusive remarks about the president’s health.
Watching the debate at home on his sofa, Carrey’s Biden then decides to take a teleporter on stage in order to “save the soul of this nation”.
The teleporter contained a fly – much like the plot of the 1986 Jeff Goldblum film.
Coming back to the debate, a fly landed on the head of his Pence – which happened in the actual event – but it turned out to be a Biden-fly hybrid that was buzzing and exclaiming “let me go. em… bzzzz…. With his fist raised.
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A second fly on Pence’s head, portrayed by Kenan Thompson, turns out to be a reincarnated version of Trump supporter and American businessman Herman Cain, who opposed the mask warrants and later switched from COVID-19 in July.
“Flies, do you have anything to add?” asked McKinnon, who closed the debate.
“Be scared, be very scared,” Carrey’s fly said, vomiting white liquid out of its mouth.
– With files from Kerri Breen of Global News.
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