- TV Show
- run date
- Lorne Michaels
- Current Status
- Off Air
Alec Baldwin returned to Saturday Night Live on Saturday evening, playing President-elect Donald Trump in the show’s cold open.
In the sketch, Baldwin’s Trump comes to terms with his surprising victory in the presidential election earlier this month, as he’s forced to make good on his many campaign promises.
After a meeting with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who praises Trump for his secret plan to destory ISIS, the incoming president turns to Google. “What is ISIS?” Baldwin’s Trump types to no avail (it yields 59 million results).
Later, a Trump campaign worker from Virginia comes to thank the president-elect for promising to return every single job to his hometown. “Every single one?” Trump asks, before also being told the wall he promised to build across the U.S.-Mexico border was more than 2,000 miles long and could cost $25 billion.
The sketch ends with a surprise appearance by Jason Sudeikis’ Mitt Romney and a reference to Mike Pence’s controversial appearance at Hamilton on Friday night.
Watch the full sketch below.