Alec Baldwin Is Back As Donald Trump in 'SNL' Cold Open
- Author: Larry Hoffman Apr 09, 2017,
Apr 09, 2017, 9:34
U.S. President Donald Trump has been accused by some critics of using missile strikes on Syria to distract from domestic American issues, and this week's Saturday Night Live duly set about slamming the president, played once again by Alec Baldwin, for being out of touch with the concerns of regular folks.
The allegations against O'Reilly and Trump's comments came during Sexual Harassment Awareness Month, a bit of irony that SNL exploited on Saturday.
"I'm going to do everything I can to make sure you all work in coal for the rest of your lives", Baldwin's Trump told one miner. But Baldwin can normally be counted on to elevate perfectly-reasonable-but-not-exciting sketches through the sheer freakish energy of his Trump impression, and the visible pleasure he takes in the president's affectations: GINA for China, the preening "we all love Trump" s, the stunted hand gestures. "It's a subject that's near and dear to my hand", Baldwin as Trump joked. The real President Trump defended the real Fox host this week. "Junking it. Junked", Trump assured his tired supporter.
When Baldwin's O'Reilly took a commercial break, he found that the only sponsors left on "The Factor" were "Dog Cocaine", an erectile dysfunction drug for horses, and the film "Chips". "Wow, what a difference 59 Tomahawk missiles can make".
The sketch wrapped up quickly, it's points bluntly made. "In Trump's America, all men work in two places: coal mines and Goldman Sachs".
"You're going to get rid of my healthcare?" Like, all of it?' the supporter said. So far, Trump is the well the show can't go to too often.
'That's why I came here.
"We all love Trump, don't we?" "I don't know how much more people can take it", he said.
"The scandal no one thought I'd have the guts to address head on", he added, "about the shocking allegations of abuse of power that have been leveled against. the Obama administration".
Tonight's guest host, Louis C.K., wasn't in the cold open. Because there was a black guy walking behind him, ' he started off his monologue. The chicken was racist, he was definitely racist, but that's chickens, ' he said.