Alec Baldwin returned to “Saturday Night Live” as POTUS to tout all his supposed wins this week and to ensure he still has his fans’ support-or lack thereof it.
“I met with leaders from China, Egypt and Jordan. Gorsuch was confirmed,” Trump boasted to the crowd. “The media is saying nice things and no one’s talking about Russia. What a difference just 59 tomahawk missiles can make.”
But when a coal miner, played by cast member Kyle Mooney, asked Trump a question about a federal rehab program that’s preventing his wife from moving to a new town with him, Trump brought up how alike he and his supporter really are.
Many have been saying the jokes have been taken too far though. See for yourself and let us know in the comments if you think it was too far or not.
In the sketch, Baldwin’s Trump traveled to Kentucky to meet with some of his supporters. “We all love Trump, don’t we? We do, we do. I just had an amazing week, folks. I met with leaders from China, Egypt, and Jordan, Gorsuch was confirmed, the media is saying nice things, and nobody is talking about Russia. What a difference 59 Tomahawk missiles can make,” Baldwin as Trump said, referencing the president’s strike against Syria this week.
“Things have changed so much since I was growing up. For example, a lot of poverty is white now. Is that crazy?” Baldwin as Trump added.
Speaking to his constituents, Baldwin’s Trump was faced with a number of questions about jobs, health care, and important social services. Each time, he batted away the remarks and still found favor with the audience members.
“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 you love chili,” Baldwin as Trump joked. Watch a clip from the sketch below.
Baldwin actually appeared as Trump twice during Saturday’s broadcast. Later in the show, he played the president opposite himself as Fox News host Bill O’Reilly.