President-elect Donald Trump weighed in on this weekend’s ‘Saturday Night Live‘ show that had Alec Baldwin playing him, tweeting , “It is a totally one-sided, biased show – nothing funny at all. Equal time for us?”
Saturday’s show was marked by the return of Alec Baldwin, who played candidate Donald Trump before the election, in his debut as the president-elect.
The episode’s cold open (below, in its entirety) — set at Trump National Golf Club in New Jersey, where Trump is holding meetings this weekend — kicked off with Baldwin’s Trump telling Kate McKinnon’s Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s campaign manager, that he could not have won the election without her.
“I think about that every day,” she says, sighing. (McKinnon’s legendary portrayal of Hillary Clinton was absent from the episode.)
The sketch also poked fun at the commotion caused by Vice President-elect Mike Pence’s attendance Friday night at the Broadway musical “Hamilton,” where he was booed by audience-goers. A star of the play, Brandon Victor Dixon, addressed Pence from the stage at the end of the performance, telling him, “We are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us.”
In the “SNL” sketch, Baldwin’s Trump says to SNL cast member Beck Bennett’s Pence, I heard you went to see ‘Hamilton,’ how was that?”
Baldwin’s Trump ends their conversation saying, “I love you Mike. You’re the reason I’m not going to get impeached.”
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Former cast member Jason Sudekis, who played Mitt Romney during the 2012 presidential campaign, reprised that role during last night’s episode.
The sketch poked fun at Trump and Romney’s meeting Saturday, which has raised eyebrows considering the barbs the pair traded during the primary season.
Sudekis’ Romney enters the office and says, “Hello Mr. President-elect. Thank you for taking the time to meet with me.”
Says Baldwin’s Trump, as he begins to shake hands, “Governor Romney, so good of you to come.”
The pair then proceeds to shake hands for a bit too long without saying anything, to the point of it being awkward.
“This isn’t going to work, is it?” says Sudekis’ Romney.
The sketch also pokes fun at Trump’s perceived knowledge of global affairs.
After a military general meets with Baldwin’s Trump to discuss the “secret plan” to defeat ISIS, the fictitious president-elect enters “What is ISIS?” in Google.