This ‘SNL’ Sketch Suggests That African Americans and White Trump Supporters Can Get Along

By Sameer Rao Oct 24, 2016

A sketch from this weekend’s "Saturday Night Live" (SNL) episode suggested that African Americans and hard-line White Donald Trump supporters actually have more in common than they realize.

The show’s recurring "Black Jeopardy" segment, which often mixes stereotypes about Black American culture with observations about how others fit into it, returned Saturday night (October 22). In the skit, veteran "SNL" host Tom Hanks ("Sully") portrayed "Doug," a contestant wearing a red "Make America Great Again" hat and a t-shirt with an American flag and bald eagle. He eventually wins over host "Darnell Hayes" (Keenan Thompson) and fellow contestants "Keeley" (Sasheer Zamata) and "Shanice" (Leslie Jones) with his anti-surveillance stance, distrust of electoral politics and love of Tyler Perry. Hayes even gives him a pass when he enthusiastically says, "You people are fun!" and calls Hayes "my brotha."

But the fun stops when the final category—"Lives That Matter"—appears and Hayes cuts off Doug’s attempt to say what he thinks.

Watch "Black Jeopardy" above.