SNL: Trump ‘confesses’ to crimes as Alec Baldwin returns for impeachment trial sketch

‘I cheat all the time at golf, taxes, wives and elections’

Jacob Stolworthy
Sunday 02 February 2020 10:11 GMT
SNL presents 'Fantasy' version of Trump's impeachment trial

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Alec Baldwin returned as Trump on Saturday Night Live for an alternate version of the impeachment trial.

Baldwin’s Trump is called to court and he staggers in with a walker, a reference to how Harvey Weinstein has been arriving at his rape trial over the past few weeks.

It soon becomes apparent that this version of Trump wants to get a lot of things off his chest – but not for the reason you would expect.

“What I’ve learned from this trial is nothing I do or say has any consequence,” Baldwin’s Trump says, before mentioning his phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

“The call to Ukraine wasn’t perfect, it was illegal,” he says, adding: "I cheat all the time at golf, taxes, wives, elections.

“I cut the funding to the CDC, so this Wang Chung virus is really going to be bad.”

After “coming clean”, the judge – played by Kenan Thompson – shares his verdict: a $10,000 fine and a compliment to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

“Fine – her body is an eight,” Baldwin’s Trump says.

Last night’s episode of SNL was hosted by Adam Driver.

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