Trump’s confusing speech. Tom Hanks. The NBA: How coronavirus gave us 2020’s wildest hour yet.
Onstage in a furry cotton candy-colored bear suit, former vice presidential candidate and Alaska governor Sarah Palin high-kicked and fist-pumped as she rapped: “I like big butts and I cannot lie.”The surreal scene capped off an episode of “The Masked Singer,” where celebrities dress in disguise and perform musical numbers. As the last notes of Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby Got Back” faded just before 9 p.m. Wednesday, Fox cut away from Palin to a breaking-news bulletin introducing President Trump’s Oval Office coronavirus address.when historians write about the last hour they will begin by noting the 2008 republican vp nominee was rapping on tv dressed as a bear, then the network cut to trump announcing coronavirus flight suspensions, then tom hanks got it & the nba suspended pic.twitter.com/QlJDDHMWtS— David Mack (@davidmackau) March 12, 2020 Welcome to the wildest news hour of the year — so far. By the time the clock struck 10 p.m. on the East Coast, the world would learn that Trump had restricted most travel from Europe for 30 days, actor Tom Hanks had been diagnosed with covid-19 and the NBA had suspended its season indefinitely.I can’t take any more news this hour.— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) March 12, 2020