'Google, What Is ISIS?': Alec Baldwin Returns to SNL as Trump to Imagine His First Weeks as PEOTUS
After saying that he would stop playing Donald Trump, Alec Baldwin returned to Saturday Night Live
After last week’s somewhat sober tribute to the election, Saturday Night Live was back at it again this weekend, taking a look at what might be going through President-elect Donald Trump‘s head in the weeks following his surprising victory.
After taking last weekend off, Alec Baldwin returned to play Trump in the show’s cold open, showing the former reality star’s nervousness about suddenly being put in charge of the free world.
After a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff drops by Trump’s office to tell him how the military is very excited to hear about Trump’s “secret plan” to destroy ISIS, Baldwin’s Trump suddenly gets tongue-tied.
“That’s right, a plan … very secret,” he said before scurrying over to a computer to Google “What is ISIS?”
After realizing that ISIS is bigger and more compacted than he thought (and with no help from Siri) Trump tries to calm himself down.
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“Big beautiful boobs and buildings big beautiful boobs and buildings,” he said, stopping himself from hyperventilating.
Baldwin wasn’t the only special return guest as SNL alum Jason Sudeikis dropped by during the skit to take up his former character of Mitt Romney. (Trump met with Romney on Saturday in a highly anticipated meeting.) After the pair shook hands and stared silently at each other for a full minute, they realized that things weren’t going to work out between them.
“Heard you went to see Hamilton, how was that,” Trump said.
“It was great, I got a lecture,” Pence replied.
“I love you Mike, you’re the reason I’m never going to get impeached,” Trump said.
One person who was not pleased with the skit was Trump himself.
“I watched parts of @nbcsnl Saturday Night Live last night,” Trump tweeted on Sunday. “It is a totally one-sided, biased show – nothing funny at all. Equal time for us?”
Trump had previously slammed SNL during his campaign run, accusing the sketch comedy show of “rigging” the election. It was quite a change from his previous attitude towards the show, which he controversially hosted in 2015.
Baldwin responded to Trump’s tweet and his criticism that he deserves “equal time.”
“Equal time? Election is over,” Baldwin tweeted to Trump. “There is no more equal time. Now u try 2 b Pres + ppl respond. That’s pretty much it.”
Saturday Night Live airs Saturdays (11:30 p.m. ET) on NBC.