If there was a Pulitzer prize awarded for withering sarcasm, Brian Williams would be polishing up his acceptance speech right about now.
On Friday night’s edition of “The 11th Hour with Brian Williams”, the MSNBC anchor showed a clip of Geraldo Rivera on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends”, offering a downright dubious suggestion.
“I had an idea… with the world so divided and everyone telling me ‘He’s gotta give up’ and ‘Time to leave’ … why not name the vaccine ‘the Trump’? You know, make it like, ‘Have you got your Trump yet?'” said Rivera.
“It would be a nice gesture to him,” added the former “Celebrity Apprentice” contestant before praising the president’s handling of the virus — which has led to more than a quarter-million fatalities and an average of nearly 1,000 COVID-19 deaths in the country each day.
To soften the blow of defeat Fox's Geraldo proposes naming the vaccine after Trump. "It would be a nice gesture to him and years from now it would become kind of a generic name. Have you got your trump yet, I got my trump, I'm fine. I wished we could honor him in that way." pic.twitter.com/fM8qwFhxF6
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) November 20, 2020
After playing the clip, Williams offered commentary.
“You know, for my money, Geraldo raises a good point there. It’s possible we just don’t give the president enough credit for his FDR-like devotion to tackling this virus,” Williams deadpanned. “His laser-like focus, his daily devotion, the sympathy he’s forever expressing to the families of the quarter-million dead. Even the way the president lectures us in that way to please wear a mask and stop the spread. And he’s always advocated injections. Geraldo may be on to something.”
Williams continued: “What Trump Steaks did for the hungry, what Trump Water did for the thirsty in our nation, what Trump University did to lift up the uneducated in our country, well along comes Trump: The Vaccine. Possibilities, I think you’ll agree, are endless.”
Check out some Twitter reaction to Williams’ master class in sarcasm.
What a way to end the week! It’s a must see from Brian Williams: https://t.co/va37uUDpVb
— Nicolle Wallace (@NicolleDWallace) November 21, 2020
Love that people are just now noticing how good Brian Williams is at reaming Trump. He's been really good at it for a really long time but this is some next level shit. 😂pic.twitter.com/hBRIeF1TYH
— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) November 21, 2020
CNN is fresh out, as well.
(from Thurs 11/19) pic.twitter.com/D4ANkrD5YZ
— Nasty 46 😏tter 🦦 (@bluejeankim) November 21, 2020
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) November 21, 2020
Brian Williams casually reducing Geraldo Rivera into a smoldering pile of ashes. pic.twitter.com/Z05jzt9U50
— The USA Singers (@TheUSASingers) November 21, 2020
In which Brian Williams – awesomely – takes each of Trump's golf clubs and jams them about where we'd all like to.
Bravo, sir. Past minute 1:21 is pure art. https://t.co/YlyiuScIQ8
— Eric Garland (@ericgarland) November 21, 2020
— ALT-immigration 🛂 (@ALT_uscis) November 21, 2020
😂😂😂 Dry wit and sarcasm are my spirit animals. Brian Williams for the win. https://t.co/YIoEqincXo
— The Canning Underground🌊 (@tashahuebner) November 21, 2020
Oh my God, Brian Williams has abandoned all fucks!😂😂😂😂
Brian got snarky at Geraldo's casserole of bullshit suggestion about naming the vaccine after Coronacidal Caligula. Brian said Geraldo has a point and compared Trump to FDR It's not what you think. .@11thHour pic.twitter.com/q9n6kzALnq
— 🛹Alejandro Sosa Wife Thanks Karma 4 Her Service (@SaintMystic) November 21, 2020