“Saturday Night Live” this week mocked Fox News over its coverage of the so-called caravan of migrants making its way through Central America toward the U.S.

The cold open featured cast member Kate McKinnon as Fox News’s Laura Ingraham reporting on the caravan.

“We’re live from the Arizona border, where a vicious caravan of dozens, maybe millions of illegal immigrants is headed straight for you and your grandchildren,” she says.

McKinnon’s Ingraham interviews two guests — Fox News’s Judge Jeanine Pirro, played by Cecily Strong, and former Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke, played by Kenan Thompson.


Strong as Pirro claims to have seen the caravan with her own eyes, then plays footage of what appears to be shoppers in the U.S. storming a Walmart on Black Friday.

“It has to be real,” Strong’s Pirro says of the footage. “ I found it on ‘trutheagle.gov.’ ”

She also mocks President TrumpDonald John TrumpCould Donald Trump and Boris Johnson be this generation's Reagan-Thatcher? Merkel backs Democratic congresswomen over Trump How China's currency manipulation cheats America on trade MORE’s claim that the caravan has people of Middle Eastern descent: “They took the very common direct flight from Iran to Guatemala.”

Thompson as Clarke warns that the caravan could be at the border by the midterm elections.

“The caravan is only 800 miles from our border,” he says. “If these immigrants walk at a normal pace of 300 miles a day, they could be here in time to vote on Election Day.”

Trump has homed in on the caravan and immigration as a central issue ahead of midterms. The president said that the U.S. may send as many as 15,000 troops to the border, more than twice as many as the number of people currently in the caravan.

He also suggested that the U.S. military would fire on the migrants if they threw rocks at service members, comments he later walked back.

As of Sunday, the 4,000-person caravan had split into several groups and was traveling near Veracruz, about 700 miles south of the U.S. border.

The Hill has reached out to Fox News for comment.