8:52pm PT by Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya
'SNL': Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump Haunted by 'Donnie Darko' Rabbit at Press Conference
Alec Baldwin reprised his impression of President Donald Trump on this week's cold open of NBC's Saturday Night Live. In a spoof of Fox News’ Outnumbered, this one hosted by Leslie Jones, the sketch took on Trump’s press conference with the Baltic states.
“Before I turn over to these freakshows here, I just want to read a prepared statement to prove that I can read,” Baldwin’s Trump said, proceeding to struggle through a statement about the U.S.’ relations with Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. “Do not congratulate Putin,” he said, accidentally reading a note to himself.
“Time to freestyle,” he said after begrudgingly reading the statement. “First of all, a big congratulations to Vladimir Putin … even though no one’s been tougher on Russia than I am, including Hitler.”
Kate McKinnon, playing Lithuania President Dalia Grybauskaite, spoke next, and Trump’s inner monologue played in voiceover. “Wish I was watching Roseanne,” Baldwin’s Trump thought as she spoke, along with “Don’t mention her hair.” “Thank you for that great speech, and by the way, your hair is insane,” he said as soon as she finished.
Baldwin’s Trump also pointedly deflected a press question about Stormy Daniels to Latvia President Raimonds Vejonis, played by Alex Moffat.
“I do not care about any of you,” Baldwin’s Trump said to the other nations. The show's cold open ended with him hallucinating a giant rabbit and concluding he was stuck in a Donnie Darko situation.