“I love you, Mike. You’re the reason I’m never going to get impeached,” Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump tells former Indiana governor Mike Pence.
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Updated: Sunday, November 20, 2016, 2:33 AM
Alec Baldwin made a post-election return to “Saturday Night Live” as President-elect Donald Trump — the man without a plan.
The sketch show imagined the acclaimed Trump impressionist as an out of depth leader with seven weeks to go until the inauguration; asking Apple’s SIRI how to defeat ISIS and scrapping campaign promises to prosecute Hillary Clinton, undo Obamacare and give millions of immigrants the boot.
“The Democrats are already pushing back on our illegal immigration act because they say finding 11 million illegal immigrants is going to be hard … and then they say it’s going to be even harder to deport them,” said SNL castmember Beck Bennett as Vice President-elect Mike Pence.
Trump admits the feat is likely “impossible” and then does the unthinkable — he flip-flops.
“Let’s not do it … scrap it,” Baldwin said, as Trump.
Realizing he’s unable to deliver, he secretly hands over his administration to his running mate.
“I love you, Mike. You’re the reason I’m never going to get impeached,” Trump told the former Indiana governor.
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney leaves a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence on Saturday.
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The cold open brought former Hillary Clinton imposter Kate McKinnon back into the political mix as Trump’s long-suffering campaign manager Kellyanne Conway ushering generals, former political rivals and campaign operatives into meetings at the Trump National Golf Club.
Baldwin, as Trump, locked a steely hand shake with guest star Jason Sudeikis reprising his 2012 election role as former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney.
The fictional meetup ended after the handshake.
“This isn’t going to work, is it,” Romney said.
The real Romney, the failed presidential candidate who dubbed Trump a phony and a fraud, was all smiles meeting with the President-elect at his Bedminster, N.J., golf club. The meeting lasted for more than an hour Saturday afternoon as the two moved past their bitter rivalry discussed global affairs.
Although Trump told reporters staked outside the club the meeting “went great,” it’s unclear if Romney would land a position in the new White House administration.
Alec Baldwin reprises his role as Donald Trump, shaking hands with the show’s Mitt Romney.
Baldwin, the 58-year-old actor who took over Trump duties from SNL announcer Darryl Hammond, pledged not to make a habit of donning the wispy blond wig after the election, opting to spend his weekend with his children.
He made an exception for the latest SNL episode.
“It crashes every weekend,” he told Vanity Fair.
In the final episode before Election Day, Baldwin and McKinnon broke free of their political characters for a rare call-to-action — encouraging viewers to vote.
During the curtain call on Saturday, host and former SNL cast member Kristen Wiig pleaded with viewers to “stand by Standing Rocking,” the protest group camping out to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota.