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‘Saturday Night Live’ Imagines ‘Independence Day’ in the Trump Era

Spoiler alert: His speech isn't as inspirational as Bill Pullman's.

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Alec Baldwin has said that his time playing Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live” may soon come to an end, but for now he remains our late-night impersonator-in-chief. The actor returned to “SNL” during last night’s cold open, which envisioned an alien invasion à la “Independence Day.” Watch below.

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Following an inspirational pep talk delivered by a military leader (Kenan Thompson), Baldwin’s Trump enters the scene — but it isn’t exactly a repeat of Bill Pullman’s famous speech from the 1996 blockbuster. He treats the occasion as an excuse for a rally, of course, and his reaction to the news that aliens have destroyed California rings painfully true: “So then I won the popular vote?” (Told that everyone in the state is dead, he doubles down: “Even Arnold?”) And as it turns out, Trump may or may not have business ties on the planet that attacked Earth — making him reluctant to admit that they’ve actually done so.

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Scarlett Johansson hosted last night’s episode, which saw her play Ivanka Trump in a faux perfume ad titled “Complicit” and also find out that her dog is a Trump supporter. After another hiatus, the show returns April 8 with Louis C.K. as host.

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