SNL Cold Open Pokes Fun At President-Elect Donald Trump


Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon were together again for the Saturday Night Live cold open on November 19, but not for their usual pairing as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton.

"I don't think so", Baldwin-as-Trump replied, before the two part ways.

After a military general meets with Baldwin's Trump to discuss the "secret plan" to defeat ISIS, the fictitious president-elect enters "What is ISIS?" in Google.

Despite Baldwin's return to his comical role as Trump, the "30 Rock" alum won't be dedicating much time to the role after his next performance.

The cold open didn't feature a bombastic Trump, but one slowly coming to terms with the reality of what the presidency entails.

President-elect Trump's tweet about "SNL" followed his criticisms Saturday regarding the Broadway hit, "Hamilton", which he called "highly overrated".

And things only get worse from there as many of Trumps key campaign pledges are explored, including his promise to bring back all the coal mining jobs, build a wall on the Mexican border, repeal Obamacare and imprison Hilary Clinton.

The actor continued, tweeting about what he would do as president: "I'd be focused on improving our reputation overseas, including actually fighting for freedom and not just oil".

That makes a show like Saturday Night Live's job challenging.

She added: "Crowd went NUTS at King George's lines "when people say they hate you" & 'do you know how hard it is to lead?' He had to stop the song".

This weekend, it's become increasingly clear that Donald Trump and the machinery that surrounds him is coming unhinged, with potential scandals, Twitter tirades, and problematic decision-making lurking around every corner.

This isn't the first time Trump has critiqued the show. As his vice-president elect Mike Pence - played by Beck Bennett - rattled off the long list, Baldwin's Trump shouted, "Scrapped!" "The cast and producers of Hamilton, which I hear is highly overrated, should immediately apologize to Mike Pence for their awful behavior".

"Governor Romney is under active and serious consideration to serve as secretary of state of the United States", said Mike Pence, the vice president-elect in an interview on CBS's "Face the Nation".



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