Saturday Night Livepulled out all the stops and called in a few favors for this week’s Cold Open, poking fun at Donald Trump’s recent less-than-positive experience with the other world leaders who make up NATO.
Imagining what the high school-like atmosphere of the NATO cafeteria must be like, SNL gave us a glimpse at the catty bullying that goes on between politicians — and they wasted no time getting to the guest stars.
Jimmy Fallon and Paul Rudd played Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron. The pair played the NATO cool kids, as British PM, Boris Johnson (played spot-on by real life Brit James Corden), tagged along.
Meanwhile, Alec Baldwin reprised his role as President Trump, who came up to try and get a seat at a table with the popular people.
When informed he’s not welcome, because he’s not their friend, Trump said sadly, “Well I’m Boris’s friend, right Boris?”
“Don’t make this harder than it is,” Corden’s Johnson said, covering his face sadly.
Trump, with a tray stacked high with hamburgers, got stuck siting at the loser table with the leader of Latvia, and eventually Johnson tapes an “Impeach Me!” sign on his back.
Trump finally had enough, and stood up to his bullies, promising that he definitely won’t be impeached.
“I heard you can’t get impeached if your hand is bigger than your face,” Trudeau says, smacking Trump’s hand into his own face when he falls for the age-old gag.
It’s one of the first Cold Opens that shifted the focus from Baldwin’s Trump to other world leaders, and it definitely benefited from the new dynamic. It was a solid way to kick off the Jennifer Lopez-hosted episode.
SNL airs live, coast-to-coast at 11:30 p.m. ET, 8:30 p.m. PT, Saturdays on NBC.
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