'SNL' Imagined The World Without President Trump, And 'It's A Wonderful Life'
Trump went on a Twitter rampage after 'SNL' showed what the world would be like if he hadn't been elected.
Trump went on yet another Twitter rampage this morning after he caught wind of Saturday Night Live's satirical performance of It's a Wonderful Life. The sketch, entitled It's a Wonderful Trump, imagined a world where Trump was never elected leader of the US. In other words, they depicted the dream... or the dream of more than half the population, that is.
In the show's cold open on Saturday, Alec Baldwin returned to portray a Trump who wished he'd never become president. Kenan Thompson also appeared as It's A Wonderful Life's Clarence and showed him what would happen if his wish came true.
They were transported to an alternate reality in which Hillary Clinton won the 2016 election because she did the one thing that secured her the presidency: visit Wisconsin once. They found themselves at a party at the White House where most of Trump's cohorts were guests, including Sarah Sanders, Kellyanne Conway, Mike Pence, Brett Kavanaugh.
"Wow, everyone looks so different. What are those things on their faces?" Baldwin's Trump asked.
"Those are called smiles," Thompson's Clarence responded.
Mike Pence (played by Beck Bennett) stood in the corner DJ-ing the event.
They bumped into Sarah Sanders (portrayed by Aidy Bryant), who thanked him for suggesting she forge a career in PR, because if it weren't for him, she wouldn't have "awesome companies" (see also: controversial conglomerates) like Facebook, Ashley Madison, and the Romaine Lettuce Association as her prized clients.
Kellyanne Conway (played by Kate McKinnon) approached them afterward and Trump was surprised by how radiant she looked. She claimed it was all because she was no longer "eaten by lies," and that she was finally talking to her anti-Trump husband, George Conway.
Then came Ben Stiller, who made a cameo as Michael Cohen. He claimed Trump was his best friend and that "every single thing I’ve done is because you directed me to do it, and I hope everybody knows it." In real life, Cohen is facing a prison sentence for tax fraud and lying in the Mueller investigation, among other offenses.
Matt Damon also reprised his role as Brett Kavanaugh and explained to Trump why he was never inducted into the Supreme Court.
"Me on the Supreme Court? With my temperament?" Damon's Kavanaugh exclaimed. "Are you insane?!"
Members of the Trump family were also there, of course. Melania's (Cecily Strong) English significantly improved because Trump was no longer around to impede her language development. Eric and Donald Trump Jr., played by Alex Moffatt and Mikey Day, also appeared to be smarter. Go figure!
To top it all off, Robert De Niro appeared as Robert Mueller, who revealed he was in a happier place since his time was not eaten up "investigating some idiot for treason."
You can imagine why Trump would be enraged by all this, and unsurprisingly, he logged on to his favorite website, Twitter, to express his anger.
"A REAL scandal is the one-sided coverage, hour by hour, of networks like NBC & Democrat spin machines like Saturday Night Live," he wrote. "It is all nothing less than unfair news coverage and Dem commercials. Should be tested in courts, can’t be legal? Only defame & belittle! Collusion?"
Soooo, who's gonna tell him Saturday Night Live is a comedy show?