Donald Trump’s promise to make America great again was built on several smaller promises: repealing Obamacare, defeating ISIS, deporting millions of illegal immigrants, bringing jobs back to coal country. Those oaths — and the unlikelihood that the president-elect will actually accomplish any of them — served as the cold open of last night’s “Saturday Night Live,” which saw Alec Baldwin reprise his role as Trump once again. Watch it below.
The skit finds Trump thanking Kellyanne Conway (Kate McKinnon), saying that he wouldn’t have won the election without her (“I think about that every day,” she responds with more than a little nervousness in her voice); googling ISIS after being told by a general that it’s now time to enact that secret plan he kept mentioning throughout the campaign; and repeating his mantra (“big beautiful boobs and buildings”) to calm himself.
In news that should come as a surprise to anyone familiar with our famously unflappable president-elect, Trump took issue with the skit. “I watched parts of @nbcsnl Saturday Night Live last night,” he tweeted early this morning in yet another instance of presidential impulse control. “It is a totally one-sided, biased show – nothing funny at all. Equal time for us?”