Donald J. Trump’s first news conference as president-elect was ridiculous and just as chaotic as we expected.
Following his attack on CNN and apparent full support of Breitbart News, the team at Saturday Night Live with the help of Alec Baldwin, once again made a mockery of the future President of the United States.
It’s a bit odd that the SNL skit was actually more calm and better organized than the actual event, but that’s likely what we can expect for at least the next four years.
The newest skit from SNL mocked Mr. Trump on a range of subjects, including the perceived lack of star power at his coming inauguration; his complete lack of a plan to divest himself from his businesses; and the possibility that Russia possessed unverified compromising information about the next US President.
Baldwin started the first episode of 2017 by promising to answer “the question that’s on everyone’s mind.”
“Yes, this is real life,” he said. “This is really happening. On January 20, I, Donald J. Trump, will become the 45th president of the United States.”
He continued: “And then, two months later, Mike Pence will become the 46th.”
Before we give too much away, here’s the SNL skit:
The Donald Trump inauguration celebration is looking pretty pathetic with 3 Doors Down, “Jackie What’s-her-face” from “America’s Got Talent” and “the one Rockette with the least money in her savings.” Also in attendance will be “Angelina Jolie, Ryan Gosling and Jennifer Lawrence” all “courtesy of Madame Tussauds,” Baldwin’s character explained.
When asked by a reporter played by Sasheer Zamata how he would repeal and replace Obamacare, Mr. Baldwin said, “I actually do have a replacement plan, O.K.? I just read about it this week. It’s a terrific plan. Just great. It’s called the Affordable Care Act.”
Ms. Zamata’s character then claimed that repealing Obamacare meant that people could die, to which Baldwin’s Trump character replied, “Listen, sweetheart, I’m about to be president, we’re all going to die.”
Following the skit, Donald Trump sent out a tweet attacked the very same show he has hosted on numerous occasions.
From host to the show’s biggest critic? We’re not even surprised.
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