SNL Cold Open: President-Elect Trump Meets With Jason Sudeikis' Romney

Ryan Schwartz

Alec Baldwin returned to Saturday Night Live this weekend, putting in his first appearance as President-elect Donald Trump.

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In the sketch, SNL vet Jason Sudeikis returned as 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who met with Trump at his New Jersey golf club to discuss a potential cabinet position. Trump later welcomed Vice President-elect Mike Pence, who told the soon-to-be POTUS about the “free lecture” he received whilst attending the Broadway musical Hamilton.

Trump also held meetings with an army general and campaign strategist, who showed up to thank him for making secret plans to defeat ISIS and promising to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, respectively. Trump quickly realized he had no idea how to do any of those things, and rushed to his laptop to Google “What is ISIS?”

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Baldwin last appeared on SNL on Nov. 5, during which he and Kate McKinnon broke character and encouraged viewers to get out and vote. He then sat out the Nov. 12 episode, which opened with McKinnon as Hillary Clinton playing a somber rendition of the late Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”

In a recent Vanity Fair interview, Baldwin confirmed that he will continue to appear as Trump, “but not all that often.” Thus far, the 30 Rock alum has cameoed in six out of the seven episodes that have comprised Season 42.

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