Alec Baldwin pretty much told us to expect a President Trump impression on Saturday Night Live tonight. But that didn’t make his appearance any less…out of this world.
Baldwin starred tonight as a post-apocalyptic commander-in-chief, leading troops of the future against an alien invasion that’s all but destroyed America. A devastating scenario, indeed.
“What a beautiful day!” Baldwin, as Trump, said to open his remarks.
“Who here loves Trump? I know this guy here, he loves Trump,” he continued, pointing out a charred carcass.
The skit played on what critics have said is Trump’s tendency to focus on the negative — or not to focus on anything at all.
“What about the aliens?” squadron leader Kenan Thompson asked, after Trump starts ranting about revitalizing the coal industry. “They just vaporized the entire state of California!”
“So then I won the popular vote?” Trump responded.
The president went on to defend the “very beautiful, very fantastic” planet of Zorblatt 9, prompting the question of whether he had business ties there, and suggested the aliens infiltrated the U.S. populace decades ago.
“Look, there’s one right there,” Trump said, pointing out Leslie Jones. And the racial implications were confirmed when he mentioned Sasheer Zamata.
When the aliens finally show up, they seem pretty confident that taking over the United States with Trump as president will be a cakewalk.
Where’s Bill Pullman when you need him?
We should note, the photo Baldwin shared on Twitter earlier Saturday featured the actor in his most presidential big-boy suit, so Trump may turn up yet again tonight.