Alec Baldwin Brings Trump Back to SNL – Twice

Alec Baldwin as Trump on the April 8 episode of SNL
Alec Baldwin as Trump on the April 8 episode of SNL, Photo: Will Heath/NBC

After a month of not appearing, Amagansett actor Alec Baldwin brought his beloved Donald Trump impersonation back to Saturday Night Live—on the April 8 episode, hosted by Shelter Island’s Louis C.K. First, he played the President in the cold open sketch featuring Trump visiting his fans, “my people,” in Union, Kentucky to celebrate his “amazing week.” Then, later in show, Baldwin played both Trump and Montauker Bill O’Reilly as the Factor host interviewed the President.

In the first sketch, Trump addresses his crowd, noting that he met with leaders from China, Egypt and Jordan; he got Neil Gorsuch confirmed to the Supreme Court and “no one is talking about Russia.” As he offers this info, Trump muses, “what a difference just 59 Tomahawk missiles can make.”

He goes on to take questions and comments, including one man who complains about getting laid off from a coal mining plant. “I’m going to do everything I can to make sure you people work in coal for the rest of your lives,” Trump says, adding, “In Trump’s America men work in two places: coal mines and Goldman Sachs.”

As the conversation continues, his people share how bad things are for them, but also how Trump is their president, no matter what. As he explains, “That’s why I came here—you people stand by me no matter what. It’s like you found a finger in your chili, but you still eat the chili because you told everyone how much you love chili. It’s tremendous.”

Watch the cold open skit below.

In the second Trump skit, Baldwin, as O’Reilly, discusses his recent sexual harassment problems with the President, who he also plays. O’Reilly introduces the topic, noting, “Apparently several women have come forward and accused me of offering them exciting opportunities here at Fox News.” He then welcomes Trump as “a man who is unimpeachable on all female issues.”

O’Reilly thanks Trump for coming to his defense and asks why the President believes he did nothing wrong. “Hunch, just a loose hunch,” Trump replies.

Watch the clip below.

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