“Saturday Night Live” envisioned a world in which President TrumpDonald TrumpNorth Korea conducts potential 6th missile test in a month Kemp leading Perdue in Georgia gubernatorial primary: poll US ranked 27th least corrupt country in the world MORE was never elected in its latest cold open, titled “It’s a Wonderful Trump.”
Alec Baldwin, in a takeoff of “It’s a Wonderful Life,” reprises his role of the president as Clarence, played by cast member Kenan Thompson, comes down from heaven to show Trump what the world would be like without him in the Oval Office.
Aidy Bryant as Sarah Huckabee Sanders, for example, thanks Baldwin's Trump for suggesting she go into public relations, adding that she has made “so much money” working for “awesome companies” like Facebook, Ashley Madison and the “Romaine Lettuce Association.”
Baldwin then says Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne ConwayPennsylvania Republican David McCormick launches Senate campaign McCormick drawing support from Trump alumni ahead of Pennsylvania Senate bid Christie says Trump, Meadows should have warned him of positive COVID-19 test MORE, played by Kate McKinnon, looks ““healthy and vibrant.”
“I’m no longer eaten from within by lies,” she replies. “After we lost the campaign, the devil gave my soul back.”
Clarence tells "Trump" that Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe Armageddon elections to come Poll: Trump leads 2024 Republican field with DeSantis in distant second The politics of 'mind control' MORE won the election, noting that she only had to “visit Wisconsin once,” and that her emails were discovered and “they were all Bed Bath & Beyond coupons.”
“Shouldn’t you be in jail after you flipped on me?” Baldwin’s Trump later asks Ben Stiller, as the president's longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, who was sentenced last week to three years in federal prison.
“What? I would never, ever flip on you. You’re my best friend. And, since it’s Christmas, I just want to say: ‘You taught me everything I know,’ ” Stiller says.
“It’s true. Everything single thing I’ve done is because you directed me to do it,” he adds. “We’re a team like O.J. and Kato or Lyle and Erik Menendez. I’ll see you tomorrow at the grand opening of Trump Tower… Moscow!”
Finally, Robert De Niro as special counsel Robert Muller appears, handing Trump a picture of his grandson.
“I’ve been spending so much more time with him since I don’t have to investigate some idiot for treason,” De Niro says.
“Wait, it sounds like you know I used to be president,” Baldwin says.
“Oh, I know everything, everything,” De Niro says.
Baldwin's Trump reveals at the end of the segment that he’s had an epiphany: “The world does need me to be president after all.”
“Yeah, that was not the lesson at all,” Clarence responds.