Alec Baldwin may be making noise that his days playing Donald Trump are nearly over, but they aren’t over YET. He was back with a bang on “Saturday Night Live” as the commander in chief at a military outpost in the year 2018 who is battling aliens — from another planet.
The sketch took on immigration and Trump’s self-promotion — and included a sly dig at the president’s regard for Russia.
“What a beautiful day,” Trump/Baldwin says to the troops. “Who here loves Trump? I know this guy over here, he loves Trump,” he adds, pointing to an incinerated, still-smoking alien.
But seriously, the aliens are “laughing at us,” says Trump, suited up in military green as if he’s just come from a tour of a Boeing plant. “They’re killing us — and laughing at us.”
His solution? “We’re going to bring coal back. We’re going to have so much coal you’re going to say, ‘Where did all this coal come from?’”
But it might be too late. When told that the aliens just vaporized the entire state of California, Baldwin asks: “So I won the popular vote?” He also wants to know: “Even Arnold?” — referring to archnemesis Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Baldwin’s Trump suddenly, inexplicably defends the alien planet, Zorblatt 9. “My God,” wonders a worried serviceman. “Does he have business ties on Zorblatt 9?”
Then comes the worst news: New York City has been attacked and the Trump Hotel has been destroyed. Luckily, notes the soldier who informs the president of the tragedy, “no lives were lost because no one was staying” there.
But wait ... Baldwin’s Trump says aliens — “shape shifters” — have already been hiding in America for “hundreds of years” and are in the command post! He points out two female black soldiers.
“Where are you getting this information ... the FBI, the CIA?” asks the soldier in charge of the post, played by “SNL” cast member Kenan Thompson. No, explains Baldwin’s Trump: “From a very reputable source: Infowars ... a radio show hosted by Alex Jones. You know he’s legit because he’s always taking off his shirt.”
It looks like the U.S. is losing the war, so the soldiers begin reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. And Baldwin’s Trump doesn’t know the words.
When the aliens do arrive and demand to be taken to the leader, Trump/Baldwin points to Thompson: “It’s him.”
When Thompson sets them straight, Bobby Moynihan, dressed as an alien, says gleefully: “Really? This is going to be so easy.”