Saturday Night Live opened this week’s episode with Alec Baldwin reprising his role as President Donald Trump. The show had Baldwin’s commander in chief holding one of his rallies in New Mexico.

“Hello, New Mexico,” Baldwin’s Trump said to his supporters, “By far my favorite Mexico.” He then proceeded to bring supporters on stage with him, to show “what’s really happening in this country.” Cecily Strong played one of his “loyal” supporters, and after being asked to “explain to everyone what the Dems are doing with this impeachment,” by Baldwin’s Trump, she answered with an eccentric, “This man is under attack! It’s deep state lizard conspiracy! And everyone’s in on it,” Strong’s Trump supporter yelled. “The CIA, the FBI, the M-I-C, the K-E-Y and the M-O-U-S-E!”

After more of Trump’s supporters took the stage, a few other characters made their appearances. Kate McKinnon took the stage as Sen. Lindsey Graham, and Alex Moffat impersonated Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. “Hello. Project. Eye Contact,” Moffatt said in a robotic tone. “Friendly laugh, ha.”


Trump continued to have guests on the stage with him, including former President Bill Clinton, played by Darrell Hammond. Trump asked Hammond’s Clinton why he was attending one of his rallies, when Clinton answered, “Is that what this is? I just followed the party,” Hammond’s Clinton said. “Man, I wish I would’ve known the president could be on the road like this doing rallies. Can you imagine? Oh my lord, I would never come home.”

The sketch was finished with guest star, Fred Armisen taking the stage as Trump’s “new friend” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Armisen’s Erdogan cracked a few jokes, before hitting it home when he said, “We’re still working on getting that dirt on Biden, but I wanted to throw it out there that we can just, uh, make him disappear.”

Trump responded with, “No, no, we don’t want to do that.”

“You sure? It’s no big deal,” Erdogan said. “We do it all the time.”

The cold open was brought to a close with the famous phrase, kicked off by Armisen and Baldwin,
“Live from New York, It’s Saturday Night!”

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