‘SNL’ Mocks Donald Trump Campaign Promises, Cabinet Meetings – Watch Cold Open Video
The cold open of “SNL” mocked Donald Trump choosing his cabinet, his plans for ISIS and building the wall on the Mexican border, his meeting with Mitt Romney, and much more. Alec Baldwin returned to play President-elect Trump. Watch the “Saturday Night Live” video below.
Last week, the first episode after Trump won the election, the “SNL” cold open had Clinton playing “Hallelujah” on the piano. After singing the song by the late Leonard Cohen, Clinton looked at the camera and said, “I’m not giving up and neither should you.” There were some who criticized “Saturday Night Live” for not having a Trump impression at all after he was elected. The show had ample material to mock, especially after the awkward meeting Trump had with President Obama in the Oval Office just two days before the last episode of “SNL.”
Baldwin later said that he was unavailable to impersonate Trump on the November 12 show. Of course, Darrell Hammond, who arguably does a better impression of Trump, still works on “SNL,” and could have easily filled in for Baldwin. Regardless of why the sketch comedy show didn’t open with a skit spoofing the newly elected Trump, it seemed like a glaring and purposefully made omission since the show had devoted every single cold open this season to mocking him.
As Gossip Cop previously noted, leading up to this year’s presidential election, “SNL” opened all of its episodes with spoofs of Clinton and Trump. The season premiere of “SNL” lampooned the first president debate. The following week, Trump was mocked for the leaked video of him with Billy Bush. After that, “Saturday Night Live” made fun of the second presidential debate, as well as Clinton and Trump’s third slugfest, during which the newly elected Commander-in-Chief called his opponent a “nasty woman.” And the show right before the election had Trump and Clinton grilled in a CNN interview about a number of issues, including her emails.
To see “SNL” mocking Donald Trump choosing his cabinet, and fulfilling his campaign promises, watch the video below.