Alec Baldwin’s latest turn as Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live featured a brilliantly clever reflection of the truth about those who voted for Donald Trump. No matter how much Trump hurts them, his voters still support him.
As Baldwin’s Trump was speaking to his supporters in Kentucky, he was told that a supporter on Obamacare had to drive 90 minutes to see a doctor and his premiums were high. Trump’s answer was to get rid of the man’s health care. A Trump supporter who complained that his wife wouldn’t move because she was participating in a federal opioid rehab program, was greeted with a presidential solution of getting rid of the program.
All of Trump’s “solutions” would harm his supporters, but each one of them continued to voice their support for the president.
After one supporter tells Trump that he was laid off from his mining job, Trump promises to bring plenty of mining jobs to America by cutting all regulations.
“In Trump’s America, people work in two places — coal mines and Goldman Sachs.”
The O’Reilly Factor with Donald Trump
Baldwin’s Bill O’Reilly began the sketch by talking about “a scandal no one thought I’d have the guts to address head-on, about the shocking allegations of gross misconduct and abuse of power that have been leveled against the Obama administration.”
After discovering that his investigative reporter no longer worked for Fox News (“Did she get the check?”), O’Reilly turned to another reporter (played by Cecily Strong) who was reporting “via satellite from 500 yards away.”
After a word from some less-than-desirable sponsors (including dog cocaine and the movie CHiPs), he finally addressed his own scandal by bringing on the only man who would come to his defense: President Trump.
Saturday Night Live also tackled the Kendall Jenner Pepsi commercial.
The pre-taped sketch featured Beck Bennett as the man whose “singular vision” was responsible for the controversial commercial.
Bennett gets a call from his sister, and he waxes rhapsodic about the ad as a “kind of a homage to the resistance.” Jenner hands a Pepsi to a cop at a Black Lives Matter protest when things start to go bad, he explains, and “that Pepsi brings everybody together. Isn’t that like … the best ad ever?” He begins to realize that this may not be such a great concept.
He goes on, “Sort of tone deaf? We’re just using them … to sell soda?” As he he’s surrounded by a joyless cast of characters on the set.
Out pops Jenner (Cecily Strong) from her trailer talking to someone on her cell: “Um, I stop the police from shooting people by handing them a Pepsi. I know. It’s cute, right?”
Nope. Definitely, nope.