“Saturday Night Live” targeted White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders during the late-night comedy sketch show’s season premiere.
“Mr. president, I gotta be honest. This is going to get way worse,” Aidy Bryant, playing Sanders, tells Alec Baldwin’s President Trump after a mock phone call with the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, in the show's cold open late Saturday.
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“Thank you sir,” Bryant replies. “I think it’s because folks listen to me because I’m no-nonsense, but I’m all nonsense.”
“Well, you handled that NFL thing just great,” Baldwin’s Trump says, referring to the controversy over the president’s criticism of professional football players who kneel in protest during the national anthem.
“Well, I’m a little embarrassed that I said it’s a ‘black and white issue,'” Bryant responds. “I should’ve said it’s a ‘black versus white’ issue.'”
“You know, I actually love football. I could’ve played. People say I remind them of an NFL player because I’m combative, I like to win and I may have a degenerative brain disease,” Baldwin says.
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