Alec Baldwin Is “Overjoyed” To Be Done Playing Donald Trump On “Saturday Night Live”

November 9, 2020 / Posted by:

Saturday Night Live happened as scheduled on Saturday night, which was generous of them, as I think everyone at home would have been satisfied with a live 90-minute broadcast that was just the cast and crew getting drunk on stage while Alec Baldwin lit his Donald Trump wig on fire (with maybe a 10-minute break for the Foo Fighters. After all, they were kind enough to make the trip).

But the show went on as planned, or at least whatever could be worked around the biggest same-day last-minute update of the past four years. That would be the news that Joe Biden was announced President-elect and Kamala Harris as Vice President-elect, which also means Jim Carrey and Maya Rudolph remain employed for the next four years. That also means Alec Baldwin’s Trump won’t be needed for much longer, and he’s okay with that.

The show kicked off with a cold-open acknowledging Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ win, which led into Alec Baldwin doing his best Kate McKinnon-as-Hillary Clinton at a nearby piano. Except his swan song wasn’t a solemn tune by Leonard Cohen, but a moving rendition of “Macho Man” by The Village People. Oh god, Trump is totally going to claim that joke was stolen from him too, isn’t he?

Of course, Alec’s Trump had to act sad when he uttered, “This isn’t goodbye America. I’m just going to say: see you in court.” But Alec let it be known on Twitter after Joe Biden’s win that he’s good to go. You got your wish, Alec!

He’s also pretty happy that Trump doesn’t have a job anymore either.

Since he started doing one of primetime television’s more satisfactory Trump impressions, Alec Baldwin was been nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards, and won one (in 2017).

Alec wasn’t the only one dragging the soon-to-be ex-President. Dave Chappelle was back to host the show, as he did four years ago when he hosted the first show after the US Presidential election. Dave roasted Trump for “running around like the Outbreak monkey” when he tested positive for COVID-19 and suggesting people inject bleach into their bodies. He also dragged Trump for bragging about recovering from COVID-19 while his friend, Governor Chris Christie, was laid up in the hospital. Dave also called Trump a, “racist, hilarious son of a bitch” for calling it the “kung-flu,” which Dave said: “I was supposed to say that not you. It’s wrong when you say it.” And not one to miss an opportunity to defend someone who reeeeeeeally doesn’t need defending, Dave also had this to say about Donald Trump:

“Now Trump is gone. People don’t like him but I thought the guy was at least an optimist. I am not as optimistic as he was. I look at it like, “There’s bad people on both sides.” Alright just trying it out.”

Not just Trump, either. Dave would also like all of us popping bottles and spraying loads of confetti on our neighbors to be just a little less joyous about Trump’s loss:

“I would employ everybody who’s celebrating the day to remember, it’s good to be a humble winner. Remember, when I was here four years ago, remember how bad that felt? Remember that half the country right now still feels that way. Please remember that. Remember, that for the first time in the history of America, the life expectancy of white people is dropping because of heroin, because of suicide. All these white people out there feel that anguish, that pain, that mad, because they think nobody cares and maybe they don’t have. Let me tell you something, know how that feels. If you’re a police officer and every time you put your uniform on, you feel like you’ve got a target on your back. Oh, man, believe me, I know how that feels. Everyone knows how that feels. But here’s the difference between me and you.

You guys hate each other for that and I don’t hate anybody. I just hate that feeling. That’s what I fight through. That’s what I suggest you fight through. You gotta find a way to live your life, you gotta find a way to forgive each other. You got to find a way to find joy in your existence in spite of that feeling.”

Suddenly Dave wants us to be kind and respectful of everyone’s feelings and life trauma, huh? Wait a minute – maybe he didn’t hear. Ellen DeGeneres didn’t quit her show, Dave. There’s no opening for a new Be Kind (even to the ones that…you know) ambassador.

You can watch his entire monologue here:

Pic: NBC

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