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SNL Cold Open Depicts Clueless President-Elect Trump Handing The Reins Over To Pence

Alec Baldwin returned to Saturday Night Live as a clueless president-elect Trump in this weekend's Cold Open.
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Alec Baldwin returned to Saturday Night Live as a clueless president-elect Trump in this weekend's Cold Open:

Alec Baldwin made his return as Saturday Night Live‘s Donald Trump tonight, with the President-elect more confused than belligerent, and joined in a surprise appearance by Jason Sudeikis as Mitt Romney. “This isn’t going to work, is it?,” a stiff and awkward Romney said after an uncomfortable few seconds with the Donald.

The show’s writers clearly worked fast today, referencing this afternoon’s meeting between Trump and Romney, as well as Mike Pence’s boo-filled visit to Broadway.

“I heard you went to see Hamilton,” Baldwin’s Trump said to Beck Bennett’s Pence. “How was it?”

“It was good,” Pence replied. “I got a free lecture.”

The gist of Baldwin’s brief cold open as Trump – no Hillary this week, with Kate McKinnon instead playing an exhausted and exasperated KellyAnne Conway – was Trump’s slowly dawning realization of what he’s gotten himself into.

“Siri, how do I kill ISIS?,” Baldwin’s Trump asked. After a general (Mikey Day) was ushered by Conway into Trump’s office and asked the President-elect about his infamous “secret plan” to take out the terrorists, Baldwin muttered to himself, “Ok, right, here we go. Big plan. Big plan. Google What is Isis?“

When told by the visiting Pence that jailing Hillary Clinton would be difficult, Trump replied, “Scrap it. She didn’t do anything. Scrapped.”

Trump, of course, couldn't stop himself from taking to twitter again to attack the show.

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