Alec Baldwin’s Trump Can’t Rally The Troops And Ivanka Is ‘Complicit’ On ‘SNL’
Saturday Night Live had a lot of goofy, apolitical fun Saturday, but took some time to take the occasional dig at the Trump administration.
Anyone who’s seen the movie Independence Day remembers the scene when President Thomas J. Whitmore, played by Bill Pullman, gives the ultimate inspirational speech to rally the troops — that against all odds, they can fight and defeat the evil aliens bent on destroying humanity.
On Saturday, SNL imagined if President Trump were in that same position.
Alec Baldwin returned as Trump, decked out in a flight jacket, as Trump has been seen wearing recently. Trump tries and fails to give a similar inspirational speech to the soldiers gathered, but largely goes off topic.
In the movie, President Whitmore says: “We can’t be consumed by our petty differences any more. We will be united in our common interest.”
Baldwin’s Trump takes a different approach.
“Actually,” he says, “the aliens are already here. They’ve been hiding in this country for hundreds of years, it’s a fact. They’re shapeshifters. They look like regular people but they’re aliens. Look, there’s one right there.”
He points to Leslie Jones, a black woman.