Throughout the madness that was 2020, Saturday Night Live (SNL) comedian Leslie Jones provided much-needed comic relief and left the internet in stitches with clips of her running commentary on top news segments.
Her popularity surged during coverage of the 2020 presidential election when she gushed over MSNBC host Steve Kornacki breaking down election results.
Ok this is next level! I think I love him lol https://t.co/Wx9umN96OE— Leslie Jones 🦋 (@Leslie Jones 🦋)1604647732.0
In her most recent clip, Jones had choice words for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell – who visibly weeped on December 2 during a tribute for retiring Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander.
His emotional display was particularly worth noting given his absence of empathy on camera for the thousands of victims who died from the virus responsible for the global health crisis.
Jones' take on McConnell's tears was pretty much what many lacked the audacity to articulate but inwardly agreed with.
"Mitch McConnell crying is like the devil weeping over not being able to kill 50 more people, f'k that MF'er," said Jones.
You can watch the full video below.
Warning: explicit language
I said what I said!! #fuckem https://t.co/Qb8mDXTFvT— Leslie Jones 🦋 (@Leslie Jones 🦋)1606978018.0
She continued lambasting the senior Senator from Kentucky for struggling to maintain composure on the Senate floor over a departing colleague and not showing the same emotion for the nearly 300,000 people in the United States who have died during the pandemic.
Jones said of McConnell's sobbing:
"That's not tears. That's god**m acid fluid!"
Twitter sang their praises for the passionate comedian who has had enough B.S. and is not afraid to call things as she sees them.
My husband watched this and said “So Leslie Jones is the voice in my head!"
— Syl☕️ (@GrnYze) December 3, 2020
Your Hubs is correct.
I also just realized she's the voice in my head.
Zero complaints 🤣
I'd like her and Samuel L Jackson to get together for some political commentary.
Throw Robert DeNiro in the bunch and I would be the first human to die of laughter... or tears 🤣😳
— Amy Lewis (@amymlou) December 3, 2020
This is exactly how I sound at home.
Thanks for making yelling at the TV News a spectator sport, Leslie Jones! I feel less alone. 🤣
— 🌊 Syd's Soapbox Is Wearing A Damn Mask 😷 🇺🇸 (@heysyd) December 3, 2020
I need a Leslie Jones news network where we all just say it. No punditry. Just punches.
— Tabetha Wallace (@TabethaWatching) December 3, 2020
This is what I sound like in my house. But you're so much better. I end up stuttering because I'm so pissed. I can't tell you how cathartic it is to hear you say what I feel. 💙💜
— Sandra (@JimmyTheCat2) December 3, 2020
If I couldn't love you more...this explicit depiction of what is reallllly behind those acid tears makes me and so many others *indebted* to you. Unfortunate how satisfying it is. I love you more.
— Heather Horton (@Heatherlhorton) December 3, 2020
Here are some other highlights from the year that was from the perspective of the one and only, Miss Jones.
Why Micheal why? https://t.co/09As7JRLyB— Leslie Jones 🦋 (@Leslie Jones 🦋)1606959689.0
Can we just have Leslie Jones cover everything for us? https://t.co/lD1OmjpLgS— Eric Lee (@Eric Lee)1606742983.0
Colin Jost and Michael Che definitely give us the chuckles on SNL's Weekend Update segment, but Leslie Jones' 2020 news commentary makes us hurl our shoe at the screen.
And for that, we are grateful.