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Alec Baldwin Returns to SNL as Donald Trump, and the President-elect Isn’t Happy about it

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Alec Baldwin Returns to SNL as Donald Trump, and the President-elect Isn't Happy about it - CitizenSlant

Alec Baldwin returned to Saturday Night Live in order to channel the post election Donald Trump as he makes his transition into the White House.

The cold open begins with the President-elect having his weekend meetings at the Trump golf club in New Jersey, starting with his bewildered campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, and a military chief, and an unemployed coal worker excited about Trump’s promises of getting his job back.

The incoming president, however, appeared unable to respond to their questions.

The episode also featured the commotion caused by Vic President-elect Mike Pence’s visit to Broadway on Friday to watch the wildly popular ‘Hamilton’ musical where he was booed by some members of the audience, and at the end greeted to a message from the cast which was read to Pence by one of the stars of the play, Brandon Victor Dixon.

Baldwin’s Trump used the occasion backtrack on major issues such as the mass deportation of undocumented immigrants and the scrapping of Obamacare. The sketch ends with Baldwin saying to Beck Bennett’s Pence, “I love you, Mike. You’re the reason I’m not going to get impeached.”

The episode also features a surprise appearance by former cast member Jason Sudeikis playing 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, the role he played on the show during the 2012 election season. The sketch envisioned how the pair’s weekend meeting at Trump’s golf club went. After greetings, the two shook hands for an awkwardly long time, after which, Romney said to Trump “This isn’t going to work, is it?” Trump responded, “I don’t think so.”

The show also poked fun at the president-elect’s knowledge — or lack thereof — of global affairs, as after a meeting with a military general regarding the “secret plan,” Baldwin’s Trump googles “What is ISIS?”

The real president-elect was not at all happy with the show, expressing his displeasure on his favorite forum, Twitter:

Apparently, Trump does not understand that the show has poked fun at presidents for decades. Satire is by definition biased.

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