Alec Baldwin returns as President Trump on ‘SNL’

Kenan Thompson as Jim Brown, Chris Redd as Kanye West and Alec Baldwin as President Donald Trump on this weekend's edition of "Saturday Night Live." Photo by Will Heath/NBC

Oct. 14 (UPI) — Alec Baldwin reprised his role of U.S. President Donald Trump on this weekend’s edition of Saturday Night Live.

The sketch that opened the third episode of SNL Season 44 lampooned Trump’s Oval Office meeting last week with football great Jim Brown and “Make America Great Again” hat-wearing rapper Kanye West.

The 6-minute clip has gotten nearly 1 million views since it was posted on YouTube early Sunday.

“Thank you all for joining us today for this important discussion. It’s in no way a publicity stunt. This is a serious, private conversation between three friends and 50 reporters with cameras,” Baldwin as Trump said in the sketch.

“I flew here using the power of this hat,” Chris Redd as West said before speaking in a stream-of-conscious manner about how he is a prisoner in another dimension and the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is a trap door.

Baldwin as Trump is then heard in voiceover, thinking: “Oooh, this guy might be cuckoo. I was in a room with Kim Jong Un and Dennis Rodman and they made a lot more sense than him.”

As West continued to flit from topic to topic, Trump thought: “This guy can talk. He doesn’t stop. He doesn’t listen to anyone but himself. Who does he remind me of?”

“I really have a high IQ. I’m a stable genius. I got a big brain and I’ve got the best words,” West continued.

“Oh, my God, he’s black me!” Trump said.

Kenan Thompson, who played Brown and who looks astounded throughout most of West’s rant, is heard in voiceover, thinking: “Oh, my lord! What have I gotten myself into? … I’ve been on coalitions with Bill Cosby and O.J. Simpsonand this is the first time I’m having regrets.”

Former SNL head writer Seth Meyers was the episode’s guest host and Paul Simon was the evening’s musical act.

Baldwin has been playing the recurring role of Trump since 2016. This was his first appearance on the show this season.


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