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Dan Crenshaw Made Fun Of Pete Davidson On "SNL" After The Cast Member Mocked The Wounded War Veteran

"This is Pete Davidson. He looks like if the meth from Breaking Bad was a person."

Posted on November 11, 2018, at 1:42 a.m. ET


Dan Crenshaw, a Republican congressman-elect, appeared on Saturday Night Live and made fun of Pete Davidson after the cast member made a really bad joke about the wounded war veteran's eye patch during last week's episode.

During the Weekend Update segment last week, Davidson was giving his "first impressions" of the midterm elections when he mocked Crenshaw, who lost his right eye during an attack with an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan.

"You may be surprised to hear he's a congressional candidate from Texas and not a hitman in a porno movie," Davidson said. "I'm sorry — I know he lost his eye in war or whatever."

Davidson got a lot of backlash for the joke and took the opportunity on this week's Weekend Update segment to apologize before bringing out Crenshaw himself to the anchor's desk.


"Thank you so much for coming," Davidson said.

"Thanks for making a Republican look good," Crenshaw smirked. After laughing (and adding, "You've got to stop saying that"), Davidson then apologized directly to Crenshaw, who accepted his apology.

The new Texas lawmaker's phone then started ringing, playing a song by — you guessed it — Ariana Grande, Davidson's ex-fiancé.

"I'm just going to let it ring," Crenshaw smiled.


Crenshaw then had the chance to give his own "first impressions" of Davidson.

"This is Pete Davidson. He looks like if the meth from Breaking Bad was a person," Crenshaw said.


"He looks like a Troll Doll with a tapeworm," Crenshaw added.

He then took one last dig at Davidson.

"He looks like Martin Short in The Santa Clause 3. By the way, one of these people was actually good on SNL."


Crenshaw wrapped up by saying that this whole episode showed that "Americans can forgive one another."

"We can remember what brings us together as a country and still see the good in each other," he said, before encouraging viewers to connect with a veteran this Veterans Day.

"Maybe say 'Thanks for your service,' but I would actually encourage you to say something else. Tell a veteran: 'Never forget,'" Crenshaw said. "When you say 'never forget' to a veteran, you are implying that as an American, you are in it with them, not separated by some imaginary barrier between civilians and veterans, but connected together as grateful fellow Americans."

He added by imploring Americans to never forget those who died during the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 — including Davidson's father, a firefighter who died while responding to the attacks on the World Trade Center.

"Heroes like Pete's father. So I'll just say, Pete: Never forget," Crenshaw said.

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