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SNL spoofs Gov. Whitmer with 'protest safety tips' sketch

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Posted at 9:55 AM, Apr 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-26 10:54:22-04

NBC's "Saturday Night Live" spoofed Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer with a focus on recent protests in the state sparked by the stay-at-home order.

The sketch, played by actress Cecily Strong, shows Whitmer in a wooded back yard as she sits on a porch. The skit begins with "Whitmer" saying that governors are having a moment due to the impact of the coronavirus on states. She references when President Trump called her "that woman from Michigan."

The parody mentions the recent protests at the state capitol against the stay-at-home order.

"Look people. It's 'Live Free or Die,' not 'Live Free and Die,'" the Whitmer double said.

The sketch even poked fun at Michigan nature.

"We're not out of the woods. We never will be. We live in Michigan," she said.

Watch the full sketch here .

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