February 4, 2018

Alec Baldwin was back again for SNL's Cold Open as Trump phoning it in to his favorite morning show during his oh, so important "executive time."

Alec Baldwin once again returned as President Donald Trump in Saturday Night Live’s cold open, as the show tackled the instantly infamous “Nunes memo” released by House Republicans this week. Written by Rep. Devin Nunes, the memo frames the FBI’s investigation into Trump’s ties with Russia as a biased, deliberate attack on the president.

Alex Moffat, Melissa Villaseñor and Beck Bennett played Fox & Friends correspondents who spoke with President Trump’s White House communications director Hope Hicks as played by Cecily Strong. Chris Redd also played religious leader Louis Farrakhan.

Alec Baldwin then surprised with a cameo, playing a bedridden Trump who was very pleased with the memo. He complimented Fox & Friends’ huge ratings. “Of course, not as big as ratings for my State Of The Union speech, which was watched by 10 billion people,” Baldwin’s Trump said. “This memo might be the best memo since the Declaration Of Independence,” Baldwin’s Trump said. “I haven’t read either of them.”

Sadly, it's hard to tell reality from parody these days.

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