Brad Pitt impersonated Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in the latest episode of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live at Home.”
Pitt, whom Fauci previously mentioned as his pick to portray him in a “Saturday Night Live” skit, opened the show by noting that “there’s been a lot of misinformation out there about the virus.”
“And yes, the president has taken some liberties with our guidelines. So tonight I would like to explain what the president was trying to say,” Pitt’s Fauci said before rolling a series of clips, including Trump’s comments about testing and dangerous treatment options including injecting disinfectants.
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He also addressed whether Trump was planning to oust Fauci from his role on the White House coronavirus task force.
“Yeah, I’m getting fired, but until then, I’m going to be there, putting out the facts for whoever is listening. And when I hear things like, the virus can be cured if everyone takes the ‘Tide pod challenge,’ I’ll be there to say, ‘Please don’t,'” Pitt’s Fauci said before taking off his wig and spectacles and sending a direct message to the “real Dr. Fauci.”
“Thank you for your calm and your clarity in this unnerving time,” Pitt said. “And thank you to the medical workers, first responders and their families for being on the front line.”