Alec Baldwin returned to SNL to take on Donald Trump's latest scandal

With Donald Trump‘s lewd comments from a newly unearthed 2005 tape still dominating the headlines, it’s no surprise that Saturday Night Live would take on the scandal with style.

Alec Baldwin returned to the show to play his Trump in the cold open for Saturday’s episode which showed SNL‘s Trump reacting to the news of the leaked tape.

“I was trying to look cool,” Trump explained when asked why he made those comments. “What normal red-blooded American doesn’t want to impress the Billy Bush. Also P.S. you have to admit it’s kinda funny that the only Bush that matters in this general election is Billy.”

Trump also said he was speaking publicly to “formally apple-agize” to “those who I offended with my comments. Note: that’s not apologize, he assured viewers that he “would never do that.”

Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump on SNL
Credit: NBC

But the jokes didn’t stop there. When asked what he would like to tell women about the comments, Trump went full-on NSFW.


“Listen, women if you’d just give me a chance I could prove to you that I could do a whole lot more than just grab it,” he said. “I can also bop it, twist it and pull it.”

SNL fake CNN show then cut away to Hillary Clinton (Kate McKinnon) for her reaction to the news (spoiler: there was champagne, a jazzy pink coat and lots of dancing).

“It’s my reward for everything that happened in the last 30 years,” Clinton said. When asked if she thought, like many GOP leaders, that Trump should drop out she panicked: “No no no no, give him a shot!”

Saturday Night Live airs Saturdays on NBC at 11:30 p.m. ET.