The open for this weekend’s “Saturday Night Live” took a shot at Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s $52 trillion “Medicare-for-all” health care plan.
“I am in my natural habitat – a public school on a weekend,” SNL’s Kate McKinnon’s excitable Warren said at an Iowa town hall, complete with fist pumps, some “whoos” and the Warren’s signature raspy voice.
She also took a moment to give former Rep. Beto O’Rourke a sendoff after he dropped out of the race last week.
“Let me know how my dust tastes,” she said.
She added that her plan “compares favorably” to former Vice President Joe Biden’s “in that it exists.”
“No one asks how we’re going to pay for ‘Remember Obama,” she said, referring to Joe Biden’s tendency to cozy up to the former president.
She then answered a question about estimates of how much her plan would cost.
“We’re talking trillions,” she answered. “When the numbers are this big they’re just pretend.”