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Donald Trump: SNL sketch sees America with him as president

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What would America look like if Donald Trump became president? SNL time-jumped to 2018 to see if the controversial figure would come through on his word and “make America great again.”

As it turns out, the country is thrilled with all the new laws Trump has been tweeting. This new America sees peace (and a Trump casino) in Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin crying for being called “loser” so many times, and China borrowing money from the U.S.

Trump also finally got that wall between Mexico and the U.S. installed, but on Mexico’s dime. Beck Bennett played the Mexican president, Enrique Peña Nieto, as he hands over a check for the labor. “As history shows us, nothing brings two countries together like a wall.”

Watch the sketch below.

 

Trump’s SNL turn sparked a backlash in light of comments he made about Mexican immigrants. He said, “They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.” Protesters gathered around 30 Rock in New York City on Saturday before Trump’s episode began, while the president of the National Hispanic Media Coalition, Alex Nogales, released a statement on the situation. 

Saturday Night Live is not a news program, it is a cultural touchstone,” he said. “Providing such a platform for somebody who so clearly holds false and disparaging opinions of so many segments of this country is a dangerous proposition that legitimizes Trump’s hateful views and rewards his hate speech.”