Alec Baldwin was back on “SNL” as Donald Trump this week, advising Mike Pence to leave all kinds of events for disrespecting the U.S. flag, the sanctity of marriage, and Santa Claus.
Trump gave a stump speech in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in the sketch — “Harrass-burg,” as Baldwin’s Trump called it — but kept stopping his speech to give check in with Beck Bennett’s Mike Pence to see if anyone was being disrespectful at different events. It was a riff on a real event in which Pence attended an Indianapolis Colts game but left during the national anthem because players knelt during the national anthem.
Pence started by attending a basketball game, where he reported that players were kneeling during the national anthem.
“Get out of there Mike, bail, haul ass out of there!” Trump commanded.
Next, Trump caught up with Pence at a Starbucks. Baldwin’s Trump asked whether the coffee shop had its holiday cups out, and whether they said “Merry Christmas.”
Pence said that, since it was October, it was too early for Christmas cups, but Trump was adamant.
“They should have me as Santa Claus giving all the children coal because coal is the future of this country,” Baldwin’s Trump told him.
When Pence reported they said “Pumpkin Spice is Back,” Trump demanded Pence leave the store.
“We’re going to start saying Merry Christmas again, and you can’t disrespect our lord and savior Santa Claus like that,” Trump said.
Finally, Trump called up Bennett’s Pence and found himself at a wedding ceremony. When he asked if anyone was being disrespectful, Pence reported that everything seemed to be fully respectful — until he said a second groom appeared.
“No one should disrespect the sanctity of marriage like that,” Trump said. “Like it says in my favorite Bible verse, Double Corinthians, marriage is between a man and a woman, then another woman. Then another woman. And maybe one more if you have got it in you. Okay?”