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‘SNL’: Alec Baldwin Returns as Donald Trump to Rant About ‘Donnie Darko’ and ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ — Watch

"Roseanne" got a shoutout as well, because of course it did.

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How many Baltic nations can you name? If the answer is at least three, congratulations: You’re more knowledgeable on the subject than Donald Trump. Alec Baldwin’s version of him, at least: The actor once again returned to “Saturday Night Live” for a cold open lampooning Trump’s absolute inability to stay focused during actual work.

This time around, that resulted in tangents about “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Roseanne,” and “Donnie Darko” while meeting with the heads of three countries. Watch below.

“Look, we have to keep our borders secure. Mexico is sending caravans full of immigrants toward us, and I’ve seen these caravans: truck after truck barreling across the desert,” he says after nearly falling asleep. “The trucks are covered in metal and spikes, there’s a guy strapped in front just wailing away on a flaming guitar, and there are freaky albino dudes shimmying around skinny little poles.”

That’s when Kate McKinnon, playing the president of Lithuania, says what we’re all thinking: “I believe you’re describing the movie ‘Mad Max: Fury Road.'”

“That’s right. They are some Mad Maxicans.”

It wasn’t the only movie reference in the bit, as the appearance of the Easter Bunny (is that you, Sean Spicer?) behind Trump prompts a question: “Does anybody else see this rabbit?” he asks. “I think this might be a ‘Donnie Darko’ situation. Fantastic movie, by the way — love Jake Gyllenhaal.” Watch the full cold open below.

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