Alec Baldwin may be getting ready to hang up his wig as President Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live, but he’s not done yet.
This week’s cold open found us in the year 2018. Aliens have landed on Earth. “They did not come in peace” and it’s up to Commander-in-Chief Trump to save the human race. And unlike Bill Pullman’s inspirational Thomas J. Whitmore, he has no idea what the American people need to hear.
“Now here's the deal,” Baldwin’s Trump says. “We are going to beat these aliens because we have got the best military, but we don't win anymore. And the aliens are laughing at us. They're killing us and they're laughing at us.” His solution? “Bring coal back. We're going to have so much coal you're going to say, ‘Where did all this coal come from? I never knew there could be so much coal.’”
When he finds out California has been “vaporized,” all he can say in response is that he finally won the popular vote. As for the alien planet of Zorblatt 9, Trump says, “I've actually heard Zorblatt 9 is very beautiful, very fantastic.”
“Oh my God, does he have business ties on Zorblatt 9?” one soldier asks.
“I actually heard the aliens are already here,” the conspiracy theorist Trump says. “They have been hiding in this country for hundreds of years.” His source? InfoWars with Alex Jones.
When the aliens finally arrive and demand, “Take me to your leader,” they’re relieved when they see that leader is Trump. “Really? This is going to be so easy!”