When Donald Trump won the 2016 Presidential Election, it quickly became clear that Alec Baldwin would have steady work on Saturday Night Live for his portrayal of the President-elect. The show lampooned Trump on last night’s show, drawing a quick response from him on his favorite medium, Twitter.
Last night’s cold open sketch was pretty funny, mocking Trump’s propensity for retweeting random followers. Baldwin’s Trump can’t seem to get through a security briefing without retweeting or complaining about the pictures news outlets have been using of him. Kate McKinnon’s Kellyanne Conway tries to keep her boss on task.
The show manages to work in some of the controversies over Trump’s phone calls, and poked fun at the Mitt Romney picture. They even got a good zinger in on Trump’s chief strategist, Steve Bannon. The only thing they missed is Trump blocking people on Twitter.
Trump has complained about his portrayal on Saturday Night Live before, calling it a “hit job”, but this time, he condemned the show as “unwatchable”:
Just tried watching Saturday Night Live – unwatchable! Totally biased, not funny and the Baldwin impersonation just can’t get any worse. Sad
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 4, 2016
He’s better get used to it: if this past week was any indication, there’s going to be plenty of material for the show to use in the coming months and years. Alec Baldwin is clearly having fun with the role: