The news can wait, but Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough can’t.
A lip-biting portrayal of MSNBC’s lovebirds on “Saturday Night Live” overshadowed President Trump’s pending American Health Care Act — and an elusive interview with Trump’s alter-ego, John Miller.
SNL cast members Kate McKinnon and Alex Moffat portrayed a sexualized version of the “Morning Joe” co-hosts — a real life couple who became engaged while celebrating Brzezinski’s 50th birthday in southern France.
Of Scarborough’s Mediterranean proposal, the real Brzezinski told Vanity Fair her fiance’s “glasses were fogging up he was so nervous.”
The couple’s private life mortified guests on SNL’s latest episode as it permeated the faux broadcast.
Moffat’s interpretation of the MSNBC host tried hushing his bride-to-be’s bickering over the GOP’s legislation with bedroom banter.
“Mika Boo, you’re being a stinker,” Moffat’s Scarborough gently whispered to his co-host.
The two came face-to-face as McKinnon’s Brzezinski took her fiance’s nose in her mouth — a public display of affection that would likely never see the light of day at the MSNBC news desk.
Scarborough tried diffusing their sexually charged chatter by returning to the matter at hand, asking MSNBC’s “Sunday Today” host Willie Geist how he “sees” Congress handing the AHCA bill to the Senate.
“What am I seeing here? I have no idea. I have so many unanswered questions,” Geist said, contorting his face while referring to the couple’s awkward sexual tension in the studio.
The SNL couple next took a call from Miller, one of the pseudonyms assumed by Trump to call NYC tabloids in the 1990s. The caller was, of course, Alec Baldwin repeating his impression of the President.
“I want to wish everyone a happy Cinco de Mayo, when Mexicans eat a sink full of mayonnaise,” said Trump’s Miller, describing himself as a new addition to the White House team.
He said the White House celebrated the House’s AHCA vote with beer, adding that “Obamacare is finally repealed.”
Scarborough informed a surprised Miller — or Trump — that the Senate still needs to pass the legislation and that in their court, it could be rewritten.
“But there was beer,” Miller said, before hanging up.