SNL Cold Open: President-Elect Trump Meets With Jason Sudeikis' Romney

Alec Baldwin returned to Saturday Night Live this weekend, putting in his first appearance as President-elect Donald Trump.

In the sketch, SNL vet Jason Sudeikis returned as 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who met with Trump at his New Jersey golf club to discuss a potential cabinet position. Trump later welcomed Vice President-elect Mike Pence, who told the soon-to-be POTUS about the “free lecture” he received whilst attending the Broadway musical Hamilton.

Trump also held meetings with an army general and campaign strategist, who showed up to thank him for making secret plans to defeat ISIS and promising to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, respectively. Trump quickly realized he had no idea how to do any of those things, and rushed to his laptop to Google “What is ISIS?”

Baldwin last appeared on SNL on Nov. 5, during which he and Kate McKinnon broke character and encouraged viewers to get out and vote. He then sat out the Nov. 12 episode, which opened with McKinnon as Hillary Clinton playing a somber rendition of the late Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”

In a recent Vanity Fair interview, Baldwin confirmed that he will continue to appear as Trump, “but not all that often.” Thus far, the 30 Rock alum has cameoed in six out of the seven episodes that have comprised Season 42.

Watch the cold open above, then grade it via our poll below.

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11 Comments
  1. Leah says:

    How does SNL not even mention Trump settling his university lawsuit for $25 million?? Kind of the reason they sent Pence to Hamilton! Weak.

  2. Daya says:

    He doesn’t want to do it forever because he’s afraid imitating that pucker will leave him with “smoker’s lines”. (I keep hearing in my mind, “You keep making that face, it’ll freeze that way!”)

  3. cuius says:

    Given the election result, SNL, Colbert, Noah, and the rest of the media must be hurting, realising what little effect they had – that surely is the biggest laugh of the autumn season

  4. bk888888 says:

    Wow, how could they write such a dud of a sketch? Did they change writers or something?

  5. Robert45 says:

    I think Kate McKinnion’s Kelly Ann Conway impressions are hilarious!!

    • Ryan says:

      The line about carrying “all of this” on her shoulders was hysterical, as was Siri because I can see him doing that, especially since his kids can’t serve in his administration.

  6. Collette says:

    SNL has gone from the ridiculous to the absurd. It hasn’t been clever or witty for years. it seems that not only are writers bereft of originality, good comedians are in short supply.

  7. Anne says:

    Why can’t Alec Baldwin –in creep’s clothing and wig–just be our president. Swap him out with the real Trump and no one will know the difference!!