“I want to be serious for just a moment: Last week was Holocaust Remembrance Day, but as you know, six million people were at my inauguration.”
This weekend Saturday Night Live went after Trump for his disastrous week on the world stage. Trump was brilliantly played by Alec Baldwin. And Steve Bannon was played by the Grim Reaper.
In the skit Bannon encourages Trump to cold call foreign leaders and threaten war. (It’s frightening how close to reality this is.)
Trump: “I’ve had a long day, I’m tired and cranky and feel like I could just freak out on somebody.”
Bannon: “Maybe you should call Australia.”
In the skit Trump called Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. And to all of them he bragged about himself, lied about what’s really going on with America, and then threatened them with war.
(Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?)
When Prime Minister Turnbull asked Trump about the Muslim ban, Trump said,
“We had to do it because of that huge massacre at Bowling Green… It was horrible, so many people died, but actually they’re the lucky ones, because they don’t have to see how bad The Apprentice has gotten.”
In addition to this hilarious cold open, SNL also took on Press Secretary Sean Spicer. In a surprise guest appearance Melissa McCarthy played Spicer and mocked him mercilessly.
SNL has been outstanding with their political skits throughout the election. And if this week is any indication, Trump’s Presidency is only making them better. Trump is certainly giving them plenty of material.