Despite being a current series regular, Alec Baldwin was last night’s SNL host, the show opening with Melissa McCarthy doing another brilliant impression of Sean Spicer.
Not to be outdone by the comedian, Baldwin - who has now hosted the long-running show a record breaking 17 times - once again donned orange makeup and a blonde wig to impersonate the current President of the United States, Donald Trump.
The sketch took place in “The People’s Court,” a fictionalised TV courtroom drama in which Baldwin’s Trump asked the judge to reinstate his so-called Muslim Ban.
“Thank you judge, or what do you call a female judge? A flight attendant or something,” said ‘Trump’ during his opening statement. “I signed a tremendous travel ban. I didn’t read it but I signed it. People took pictures of me holding up the paper. Very official. These judges have been very disrespectful.”
When asked why they didn’t allow the ban to be passed, the three judges replied: “It was our conclusion that the ban violated the establishment clause because it included a religious test.”
“Wrong, overruled,” interrupted Trump while banging a judge’s gavel. Soon after, Vladimir Putin was brought in as a character witness, shaking hands with the Grim Reaper who - on the show - represents Steve Bannon. Watch the full sketch below.
Meanwhile, McCarthy’s second impression of Spicer has gone down well on social media, her scathing attack being shared across the Internet. Recently, a Dominican newspaper used a photo of Trump's Baldwin rather than Trump himself.
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