Alec Baldwin returned to “SNL” as Donald Trump as aliens from another planet invaded the Earth, but his campaign rhetoric about coal and not winning anymore was a hard sell to the soldiers fighting to save America.
Baldwin’s Trump ran through all his usual talking points as a camo-clad Kenan Thompson pleaded with the Commander-in-Chief to tell the military what to do.
“Now here’s the deal,” Trump told to assembled soldiers. “We are going to beat these aliens because we have got the best military, but we don’t win anymore. And the aliens are laughing at us. They’re killing us and they’re laughing at us.” You can watch the sketch above.
"The aliens are laughing at us and they're killing us. Mr. President! We have to do something!"
Mr. President: pic.twitter.com/rAdOQTcSu6
— Saturday Night Live (@nbcsnl) March 12, 2017
“We know the aliens are killing us, sir,” Thompson replied. “They have the most advanced weaponized technology we have ever seen. What should we do?”
“Here’s what we are going to do,” Trump told him. “We are going to bring coal back. Okay? We’re going to have so much coal you’re going to say, where did all this coal come from? I never knew there could be so much coal.”
Thompson pleaded for leadership, telling Trump that the aliens had vaporized the state of the California.
Trump didn’t quite see the problem. “So I won the popular vote?” he asked.
“We are dealing with a highly advanced species,” Thompson told Trump. “They are from Zorblat-9. Their ships are invisible. They’re telepathic.”
“Okay, we don’t know that they are from Zorblat-9,” Trump returned. “I’ve actually heard Zorblat-9 is very beautiful, very fantastic.”
“Oh my god, does he have business ties to Zorblat-9?” Kyle Mooney as one of the soldiers asked.
When another soldier ran in to announce the aliens had arrived at the base, Trump went on the attack against illegal aliens.
“They’ve been hiding in this country for hundreds of years. They’re shapeshifters,” Trump said — then pointed to Leslie Jones and Sasheer Zamata.
When the aliens finally arrived and demanded to be taken to America’s leader, Trump had an answer.
“He is!” Trump shouted, pointing at Thompson.
“No I’m not, you are!” Thompson returned.
The aliens laughed, proclaiming, “This is going to be so easy!”