As usual, Donald Trump gave plenty of fuel for Saturday Night Live this week. This week’s cold open had Alec Baldwin returning as the former Celebrity Apprentice host as he tried his best to stay awake during a press conference with the leaders of the Baltic states which continued the late-night sketch show’s affinity for keeping up with Trump and his shenanigans for the week.
This week’s episode, hosted by Chadwick Boseman with musical guest, started off with Leslie Jones as Fox News’ Harris Faulkner, host of Outnumbered, delivering some quick jabs about impeaching Obama even though he is out of office. The sketch quickly cut to Baldwin’s Trump whose lip pout is better now than ever.
Joining Baldwin’s Trump in the press conference were leaders of the Baltic states played by Alex Moffat, Heidi Gardner, and Kate McKinnon — but they took a back seat as Trump put the focus on himself talking about the Chinese tariffs he proposed this week (he said they expelled Chinese billionaire PF Chang) and his #MAGA accomplishments of the week. While the Baltic leaders from “Estonia, Lithuania, and Stankonia” spoke, Trump tries to not fall asleep by praising himself and how much he loved the Roseanne reboot calling the titular comedian of the show “a good Rosie O’Donnell.”
A lot of Trumpian news was packed (maybe too much) into the cold-open including his legal problems with Stormy Daniels, his feelings about Jeff Bezos, how he congratulated Vladimir Putin on his recent presidential win. When one of the press members in the conference asked if he feels his newly proposed tariffs and immigration policies affect America’s standing, he didn’t mince words and said, “I’m not worried at all because here’s the thing that no one else has said and I’m the only one willing to actually say this: I don’t care about America.”
He continued, “This whole presidency is a cash grab. I do not care about any of you.”
Watch videos of the cold open below.