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Tina Fey, UVA alum, weighs in on Charlottesville on ‘SNL’


Former “Saturday Night Live” star Tina Fey returned to Thursday’s “Weekend Update” to weigh in on the violence in Charlottesville, Va., calling it a great excuse to gorge on sheet cake.

Fey, who is an alumna of the University of Virginia, appeared on NBC clad in a U.Va. sweatshirt. 

“It broke my heart to see these evil forces descend upon Charlottesville,” Fey said before commenting on President Trump’s controversial response to the violence. 

“Donny John comes out and he says that he condemns violence on many sides — on many sides, Colin,” she told host Colin Jost. 


“And I’m feeling sick because, you know, I’ve seen ‘Raiders of the Lost Arc,’ and I wasn’t confused by it. No, Colin, Nazis are always bad. I don’t care what you say,” she continued. 

Fey said instead of going to counterprotest “alt right” rallies scheduled for this weekend, people should go and buy cakes with American flags on them. 

She proceeded to eat into one such cake, as well as leaders including House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.)

“Where’s Paul Ryan in all of this? You’re supposed to be the cool, young congressman, but you don’t know how to ‘at’ somebody on Twitter? ‘Racism, racism is bad @realDonaldTrump,’ you p—-,” she said, referring to the House Speaker not calling the president out on Twitter. 

“Then Donny Johnny says we need to defend our country’s beautiful Confederate monuments, when you know he would take them down in a second if he thought he could build a bunch of poorly constructed condos on the spot,” she said. 

Fey’s comments come after Trump tweeted he did not believe Confederate monuments should be taken down, claiming they are apart of history. 

The president stirred more controversy this week when he voiced his beliefs that “both sides” were to blame for the violence in the college town, despite it being spurred by a white supremacist rally. 

Trump said there were “very fine people” on both sides of the debate.

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