A Saudi television SNL-style skit took aim at President Joe Biden and Vice president Kamala Harris in a clip from the show “Studio 22” that was broadcast on a Saudi government-owned television conglomerate.
According to The New York Post, the clip portrays Biden as a forgetful elderly man who is falling asleep while giving speeches and needs to be woken up by a seemingly helpless Harris.
At the start of the clip an actor who plays Biden points aimlessly at reporters as a version of“Harris” stands beside him and then “Biden” then wanders off stage, only to have “Harris” bring him back.
The pretend vice president then guides the “president” to the podium to deliver his address to reporters and the president starts to talk about “the crisis in Spain” only to have the vice president correct him.
“We’re going to talk about the crisis in Africa,” the fake Biden says, prompting the actor playing Harris to correct him yet again trying to bring him back on course to discuss Russia.
The “Biden” then seemed to have a tough time remembering the name of Russian President Vladimir Putin before going on to say: “Listen to me,” the fake president says. “I have a very important message for you. The message is…” before again falling asleep
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>WATCH: Saudi Arabia TV makes fun of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, and honestly it’s funnier than SNL <a href=”https://t.co/4lhy8iRSGY”>pic.twitter.com/4lhy8iRSGY</a></p>— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) <a href=”https://twitter.com/DailyCaller/status/1513691975924518916?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>April 12, 2022</a></blockquote> <script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>
Later in his “speech” he thanks the “first lady” indicating the actor playing Harris, which seems to infuriate the would be Harris, and she covers the microphone to aggressively correct him again, at which point the “Biden” stops the speech altogether and ends the comments, before falling asleep:
“Thank you very much. God bless you, and God bless…” Once again, Biden falls asleep and drifts into the arms of Harris, who must prop him back up again.
Much of the skit was based on actual history of verbal gaffes and misstatements that have involved him misremembering by the president which conservatives believe have made him a laughingstock among international figures.