Over the weekend, Saturday Night Live parodied President Donald Trump‘s emergency proclamation from Friday to get a larger portion of the U.S.-Mexico border wall built.

Trump said there’s a “national security crisis on our border” due to “an invasion of our country with drugs, human traffickers, with all types of criminals and gangs.”

Trump was unsurprisingly upset with SNL’s sketch, and again blasted NBC and the comedy show on Twitter, accusing them of “collusion” and of performing “Republican hit jobs.” He also demanded an investigation into the show and network.

Trump also tweeted this just minutes later:


Alec Baldwin returned to play the president for SNL’s latest “cold open” sketch, which mocked the press conference Trump gave after delivering his emergency declaration in the White House Rose Garden. Baldwin used his signature hilarious voice, hand gestures and facial expressions to exaggerate Trump’s fear-mongering statements and wild claims, as well as his typical degrading of reporters.

“I’m here to declare a very urgent, important national emergency. This is a big one, so I don’t want to waste any time. That’s why first I’d like to blow my own horn a little bit,” Baldwin’s Trump began.

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He continued: “Let’s cut to the chase, folks. We need wall. We have a tremendous amount of drugs flowing into this country from the southern border, or the Brown Line as many people have asked me not to call it.”

Baldwin continued mocking the president by speaking adoringly about the border wall and even claiming China’s President Xi Jinping told him the country’s famous Great Wall helped stop China’s drug problem, something Trump actually said in his declaration.

“Wall works,” Baldwin added. “Wall makes safe.” He said that you don’t have to be smart to understand that, “and in fact it’s even easier to understand if you’re not that smart.”

In the skit, the actor also mentioned Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un‘s upcoming summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, and called Kim “a very cool, misunderstood guy.”

Baldwin also mimicked a part of Trump’s address in which he predicted how his emergency proclamation would be addressed in courts and how his other legal troubles might play out. The president used a sing-song voice to explain his expectation for this. Baldwin even mentioned Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and special counsel Robert Mueller in his spoof.

“The ruling will not go in my favor. And then it’ll end up in the Supreme Court. And then I’ll call my buddy Kavanaugh. And I’ll say, it’s time to repay the Donny. And he’ll say, ‘New phone, who dis?’ And then the Mueller report will be released. Crumbling my house of cards. And I can just plead insanity,” Baldwin said.

“And my personal hell of playing president will finally be over,” he added as SNL‘s audience roared with laughter, cheered and applauded.

Beck Bennett had a short cameo in the sketch as newly confirmed Attorney General William Barr, while Cecily Strong, Heidi Gardner and Mikey Day all played reporters.

Baldwin’s Trump then responded to a question from Gardner about his performance as president by saying: “Had I known then what I know now, I would have told [Vladimir] Putin to just give the job to Hillary [Clinton] instead.”

On Sunday, The Washington Post released a video in which it cross-cut between the SNL sketch and the real Trump emergency declaration.

Don Cheadle hosted this weekend’s SNL episode and Gary Clark Jr. served as musical guest.