Saturday Night Live is back with a bang and Alec Baldwin returned as President Donald Trump.
The Trump parody was in an exuberant mood after his “amazing” week, capped off by airstrikes in war-torn Syria.
“I met with leaders from China, Egypt, and Jordan; Gorsuch was confirmed; the media is saying nice things, and no one’s talking about Russia. What a difference just 59 tomahawk missiles can make,” Baldwin’s POTUS preens.
In the clip, “Trump” visits a group of his constituents who have a number of problems they want him to address. “I just wanted to spend 20 minutes today with my people … folks who don’t whisper ‘oh god what’s happening’ right after I leave the room,” he says.
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The citizens are worried about the loss of coal mining jobs, Obamacare, federally sponsored drug rehab and after-school programs.
POTUS’ solution to all of their questions? “We’re getting rid of that — junked!”
After school program? “Junked!”
Minimum wage? “Gone!”
“We can’t afford a new house because my mortgage is underwater,” one woman tells the pseudo-president.
“We’re getting rid of that,” he assures her.
“My mortgage?” she responds hopefully.
“No, your house, junked!”
“We can’t even drink our own water because there’s lead in it,” she points out.
“No, we’re gonna keep that,” Trump insists.
Through it all, his loyal voters aren’t deterred. When he asks “but we still love Trump, right?” all of them reassure him, “You’re my president!”
“You people stand by me no matter what,” Trump-Baldwin nods proudly. “It’s like you found a finger in your chili, but you still eat the chili because you told everybody you love chili — it’s tremendous!”
It isn’t long before the helicopter circles, and he cheerfully tells the crowd, “Keep eating that finger chili and remember, I’m one of you!” as he gets the hell out of dodge.
Hard to swallow, but pretty accurate.
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