NEW YORK, Dec 4 — Alec Baldwin reprised his impersonation of Donald Trump in another Saturday Night Live cold open, poking fun at the president-elect’s frequent activity on Twitter.
Baldwin’s Trump couldn’t stop himself from retweeting random supporters in the middle of a national security briefing at Trump Tower.
“God, Seth seems so cool,” he said after retweeting a high school teenager (played by SNL’s Pete Davidson), “His twitter bio says he wants to make America great again.”
Kate McKinnon, as Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, attempted to cover up for the distracted president-elect: “There is a reason Donald tweets so much. He does it to distract the media from his business conflicts and all the scary people in his cabinet.”
“That’s not true,” Baldwin’s Trump replied, clarifying, “My brain is bad.”
Kenan Thompson and Alex Moffat, playing two of Trump’s aides, pleaded, “Mr Trump, please stop retweeting all these random, real people. You’re not getting any work done.”
Trump interjected, “That’s not true. I was elected 25 days ago and already unemployment is at a nine-year low, millions and millions of people have health care, and Osama Bin Laden is dead.”
Turning his attention back to the security meeting, Baldwin’s Trump tried to address international issues in Pakistan (“Should I text them?”) and North Korea (“Should I call them?”) before McKinnon’s Conway rushed him off to attend a dinner with Mitt Romney.
“Do I have to?” Trump whined. “Then can we at least have a picture of us together where he looks like a little b****.”
Trump’s dinner meeting with Romney, his potential pick for secretary of state, sparked a social media frenzy, when a photo of the pair made rounds on the internet. In the image, Romney’s face is that of Chris Christie’s Super Tuesday “hostage” expression, which went viral on Twitter.
Emma Stone hosted the December 3 episode with musical guest Shawn Mendes. — The Hollywood Reporter/Bloomberg