Alec Baldwin returned to Saturday Night Live last night (November 19) to send up Donald Trump’s preparation for his presidency.
The actor starred in a six-minute skit in which the President-elect backtracks on many of his election campaign promises and generally appears bewildered by the job at hand.
Jason Sudeikis appears in the sketch as Mitt Romney. Kate McKinnon, who portrayed the billionaire businessman’s rival Hillary Clinton during the election campaign, returns to play Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway.
The sketch also makes reference to the Hamilton cast’s decision to address Trump’s VP, Mike Pence, from the stage as he attended a recent performance. E Street Band member Steven Van Zandt has since branded their move “bullying”.
Watch the full sketch below.
The 30 Rock actor’s impersonations of Trump became a major talking point in the run-up to this month’s US Presidential election. Michael Stipe recently blamed Baldwin’s impression of the billionaire businessman, in part, for his unexpected political rise.
Discussing his portrayal of the mogul-turned-politician recently, Baldwin said: “I’m not an impressionist, per se, but if you do any kind of comedy and they ask you to do that, most of the time, there’s some degree of appreciation, I think, involving somebody you like.
“Trump is somebody who — I don’t hate Trump, but he’s not somebody I admire, so it was more difficult.”
Meanwhile, Kanye West has shocked fans by coming out in support of Trump. The rapper said on stage in San Jose this week that if he had voted in this month’s Presidential election, he would have ticked Trump’s box.