Brad Pitt plays Fauci on SNL to ding Trump over disinfectant uproar before breaking character to thank doc and medics – The Sun

BRAD Pitt has starred as Dr. Anthony Fauci on Saturday Night Live's virtual edition.

The Oscar-winning actor kicked off comedy show's second remote episode by discussing President Trump's recent comments on COVID-19 as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

The 56-year-old started the segment, saying: "Good evening, I'm Dr. Anthony Fauci. First, I'd like to thank all the older women in America who have sent me supportive, inspiring, and sometimes graphic emails.

"Now, there's been a lot of misinformation about the virus, and yes, the president has taken some liberties with our guidelines."

Tackling the president's claim that a vaccine would be developed "relatively" soon, he said: "Relatively is an interesting phrase.

"Relative to the entire history of Earth? Sure, the vaccines going to come real fast. But if you were to tell a friend, "I'll be over relatively soon", and showed up a year and a half later…

"Well, your friend may be relatively p*ssed off."

He then went on to address Trump's claim that the virus would disappear "like a miracle."

Brad added: "Miracles shouldn't be a plan A."

The sketch also referenced the recent backlash the President faced after floating the idea that disinfectant might be able to be injected into humans to kill the virus.

Following a clip of Trump's comments, a stunned Pitt stared open mouthed before moving onto the next item.

He ended the segment by breaking character, removing his wig and glasses, before thanking "the real Dr. Fauci" for "your calm and your clarity at this unnerving time."

He added: "Thank you to the medical workers, the first responders, and their families for being on the front line."

The sketch comes weeks after the virus expert joked he would love Brad to play him on SNL.

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Fauci previously made the quip on CNN’s “New Day."

In recent weeks, Fauci has become somewhat of a household name in his own right, providing regular updates on the COVID-19 spread across the United States.

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