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‘SNL’ Returns To Its Bread And Butter, Mocks Trump In Trade War Segment

Virginia Kruta Associate Editor

After a brief hiatus, “Saturday Night Live” roared back to life with a cold open that took aim at both Fox News and the White House. Alec Baldwin reprised his role as President Donald Trump, fresh off their most recent Twitter feud.

Leslie Jones was “Outnumbered Overtime” host Harris Faulkner, and she jumped right in with a barb at the perceived lack of diversity at Fox. “I’m Harris Faulkner, and you’re watching ‘Outnumbered.’ ‘Outnumbered’ is the title of the show, and how I feel at Fox News.”

Baldwin’s Trump then appeared as part of a press conference with the leaders of the Baltic states, where he urged them to hurry things along. “Let’s make this quick. I have a lot of trade war to escalate here, OK? That’s why I just announced tariffs on more Chinese products like fireworks and finger traps.”

Baldwin, who recently told The Hollywood Reporter that portraying Trump was “like agony,” appeared to embrace the role Saturday.

He covered everything from Roseanne — saying, “How great is that show? Roseanne loves me. She’s like a good Rosie O’Donnell” — to his opinion of Jeff Bezos, exclaiming, “I hate Jeff. He’s way richer than me and he admits to being bald so I feel threatened on two levels.”

The segment was even crashed by a giant Easter Bunny.