Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump had a hard time calling world leaders this week on “SNL.”
Trump just can’t catch a break as he’s calling Australia, Mexico, Germany and even Zimbabwe.
With Steve Bannon as the Grim Reaper goading him on, Trump started by calling Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Trumbull (played by Alex Moffat). Everything was going well until Trumbull mentioned an Obama-era deal between the U.S. and Australia to accept American refugees.
“President Obama said America would accept 1,200 refugees,” Trumbull said, thanking Trump. “Your country’s compassion will not be forgotten.”
Trump did not react well.
“No, no refugees,” Trump shouted. “America first, Australia sucks, your reef is failing, prepare to go to war.”
Trump immediately realized something went wrong.
“Steve, I think that went bad. Was that bad?”
“No, it went just according to plan,” Bannon returned.
Trump next called Mexico, hoping to trick President Enrique Peña Nieto into paying for the wall.
“Hola? President Nieto? Guy who’s going to pay for the wall says what?” Trump opened.
But Peña Nieto was ready for him, responding, “Que?”
“No, you have to say ‘what,'” Trump said.
“Ha ha ha, you said what, you’re going to pay for the wall,” Peña Nieto taunted.
Losing his temper, Trump hung up the call, finishing with “Prepare to go to war.”
Trump tried calling Germany’s Angela Merkel. After she answered hoping for Barack Obama, Trump transitioned out of pleasantries into something else.
“I want to be serious for a second,” he said. “Last week it was Holocaust Remembrance Day. As you know, 6 million people … were at my inauguration. There were so many people at my inauguration. The media refuses to cover it, so unfair. One day I’m going to write a memoir about this struggle and call it ‘My Struggle.’ What would that be in German?”
When Merkel corrected how Trump pronounced her first name, he lost it. “Prepare to go to war,” he said, hanging up.
“That was hilarious,” Bannon said.
After three failures, Bannon suggested Trump try calling a small country to bully. Trump picked Zimbabwe. That too did not go well.
With four calls down, Bannon finished the sketch by asking for the Oval Office desk back from Trump.
“Yes, of course, Mr. President,” Trump responds, heading to a nearby smaller, child-sized desk.