The only thing that will get some of us through the next four years (oh, everything that is holy and good and kind in the cosmos, please let it only be four years) is going to be laughter. Luckily, Alec Baldwin’s perfect impression of President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live is like a gentle hug from America itself, along with a soft whisper letting us know that, perhaps, everything will be ok (it probably won’t, but for this post and our sanity, lets play along).
Alec, who’s iffy about keeping up the Trump long-term (which NO, YOU HAVE TO), played Trump for SNL’s cold open last night. The sketch played along with the theory that Trump never thought he’d win and has no clue at to what he’s doing. Kate McKinnon also showed up as Trump’s overworked mouthpiece (with the odd fashion choices) Kellyanne Conway, obviously having trouble reconciling with what she’s helped accomplish. She probably needs a gentle hug, too.
Vice President-elect and newly christened Broadway baby Mike Pence (played by Beck Bennett) popped up in the sketch as well. He went on Fox News this morning to say that he wasn’t offended by the boos the other night or Hamilton’s cast urging him to do right by us. “Us” would be anyone not checking off “heterosexual white male” on their personality profile.
Vice President-elect Mike Pence said Sunday he “wasn’t offended” after the cast of the Broadway hit “Hamilton” called for the Indiana governor to uphold the country’s values in a personal message after a show.
“I know this is a very disappointing time for people that did not see their candidate win in this national election. I know that this is a very anxious time for some people,” Pence said on “Fox News Sunday.”
He also pledged that Trump would be a president for everyone.
“And I just want to reassure people that what President-elect Donald Trump said on election night he absolutely meant from the bottom of his heart — he is preparing to be the president of all of the people of the United States of America.”
But will he ever attend a Broadway show again. Maybe a Cats revival would be more his speed.
Watch Alec Baldwin’s latest Trump on SNL below.