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Alec Baldwin may not be interested in playing Donald Trump on Saturday Night Life for much longer, but he was back in the driver’s seat this weekend mocking Trump as he only knows how. With Scarlett Johansson hosting, the show’s cold open featured Trump as commander-in-chief talking to military personnel about battling a deadly alien invasion.
Donning a flight jacket, the sketch did a clever job of taking swipes at Trump’s views on immigrants, his alleged ties with Russia, and his recent spelling mishaps on Twitter through the lens of said alien invasion. True to form, Baldwin as Trump wasted no time putting on a bombastic show.
“Here’s the deal,” Trump boasts, “we’re going to beat these aliens because we’ve got the best military. But, we don’t win anymore. And the aliens are laughing at us. They’re killing us and they’re laughing at us.” Coming up with a plan of attack on the spot, Trump quickly conjures up a strategy that comically ignores the problem at hand.
“We are going to bring coal back,” Trump exclaims. “We’re going to have so much coal you’re going to say, ‘Where did all this coal from? I never knew there could be this much coal!'”
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