We were getting worried there…Alec Baldwin’s historic hosting of SNL saved his impersonation of Donald Trump for last. In the skit, SNL sends Trump to The People’s Court to work out his legal issues over his Muslim ban. It doesn’t work out very well.
We get another appearance by Grim Reaper Steve Bannon in the background, sitting behind Trump’s sons and giving Vladimir Putin a warm welcome during his appearance later in the trial. It doesn’t do the president any good. He just can’t seem to get past those pesky “so-called” federal judges that keep blocking his travel ban. If they dress Steve Bannon up like Dick Dastardly next week, it’ll all make a lot of sense.
“He’s asking for broad unchecked power — will he get it?” asked the narrator of a parody episode of People’s Court.
When the judge confirms with the President if he knows that he is appearing on TV court, he aptly replies, “That’s OK, I’m a TV President.”
But as far as the ruling goes for the case at hand, it doesn’t quite go in Trump’s favor. “I read the ban, it seemed rushed even to me, and I decide three court cases in an hour,” Cecily Strong says as the People’s Court judge. She even earned some applause from the crowd at Studio 8H when she asserts that Trump “is doing too much,” and that it would be nice to go one day without an awful CNN alert about the next terrible thing stemming from the hallways of the White House.