Alec Baldwin Returns As Donald Trump On ‘SNL,’ Mocks Himself For Parking Space Arrest [VIDEO]
Alec Baldwin returned to play President Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live over the weekend, this time worrying about his legal troubles while standing on a balcony at the Park Hyatt in Argentina, the site of the 2018 G20 Summit that was held Friday and Saturday in Buenos Aires.
Baldwin’s Trump was first joined by his wife, First Lady Melania Trump, whose heavily mocked red Christmas trees in the White House were quickly poked fun at yet again.
“Melania, I’m having trouble sleeping,” says Baldwin’s Trump after his wife urges him to come to bed. “I keep having this nightmare where I’m walking through a forest of blood.”
“No no, that was just my Christmas decoration,” says the first lady, played by Cecily Strong.
Baldwin’s Trump then goes on to say he is growing increasingly concerned because of special counsel Robert Mueller‘s Russia investigation.
“Sometimes it almost feels like he’s coming after me!” he whines.
Melania responds by saying he may suffer a terrible fate, but the upside of him going to prison is that she will likely be financially secure.
“Oh, cheer up, Donald,” says Strong’s Melania. “Worst-case scenario, you’ll go to prison and have to transfer your money to me for safekeeping and I’ll have to hire a jacked hunk to protect me.”
Melania then leaves and Trump is left pondering to himself why so many world leaders, especially the European dignitaries who attended the G20, hate him so much for being a “nationalist.”
“I mean, what did nationalism ever do to Europe? Trump asks as the audience laughs at the witty joke about the continent’s dark history.
“Hi Rudy, what’s the latest on the Mueller probe?” asks Trump.
“Well, the goods news is it’s almost over,” McKinnon’s Giuliani says while crossing her fingers in a comically ghoulish and devilish way.
When Trump asks what the “bad news” is, Giuliani gives the same answer: that the probe is “almost over.”
Giuliani then notes that Trump’s legal team is not looking great since the former mayor himself is involved, and adds “this might be the first time someone’s lawyer pleads insanity.”
Trump and Giuliani then poke fun at the fact that the latter has repeatedly divulged the president’s “secrets” multiple times on nationally televised interviews.
“Ok, I need to run some errands before the sun rises,” Giuliani says before leaving. “Goodbye Donald!” he adds as he lifts his arms dramatically to reveal bat wings under them and the audience roars with laughter. A bat screech sound is even heard as he leaves.
Ben Stiller then reappears as Trump’s former longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen, who has flipped on the president and taken a plea deal from prosecutors. The two men are seen speaking over the phone.
Trump confesses he is sad that Cohen will soon be going to jail, because he says he considered his former “fixer” a “son.”
“Then why do you make me do illegal stuff,” asks Stiller’s Cohen.
“Because you are like a son to me,” Trump replies.
After Trump hangs up, he muses again and says: “I haven’t been this upset since I flipped out over that parking space,” a reference to Baldwin being arrested in New York last month. The 60-year-old actor was detained in Greenwich Village on Nov. 2 after he allegedly punched a man over a parking dispute.
Another familiar character then comes onto the balcony: shirtless Russian president Vladimir Putin, played by Beck Bennett.
Trump complains to Putin, whom he has repeatedly praised in real life, about the much-publicized handshake/high-five the Russian leader had with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman at the G20. Former SNL cast member Fred Armisen then enters the scene to play the prince, known as MBS.
Putin and MBS then proceed to replicate their handshake, while adding some crazy and exaggerated gestures like fist-bumps and finger guns.
Putin then warns Trump not to get jealous of his relationship with the Saudi prince.
“You’re not my side piece,” says Putin. “You’re like my main girlfriend… this guy is a random hooker,” he adds of MBS. Both Putin and the prince have garnered international rebuke for allegedly ordering the killing of dissident journalists, like Saudi Washington Post reporter Jamal Khashoggi.
The infamous penthouse offered to Putin as part of a 2016 Trump Tower deal in Moscow is also referenced, as is the U.S. government’s shady trade relationship with Saudi Arabia.
“Vladdy, check it: when I killed that guy the other day, Trump was like, ‘oh please tell me you didn’t do it!’ I was like, ‘B—, you want oil or not?” says MBS as he and Putin roar with laughter.
The sketch closes with Trump and all the other characters performing a spoof of the song “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina” from the popular musical Evita.
“It’s just a witch hunt. And we’re all witches!” the group sings.