Alec Baldwin returned to “Saturday Night Live” this weekend to play President TrumpDonald John TrumpSarah Huckabee Sanders becomes Fox News contributor The US-Iranian scuffle over a ship is a sideshow to events in the Gulf South Korea: US, North Korea to resume nuclear talks 'soon' MORE grappling with the ongoing government shutdown.

On Saturday night’s cold open, Baldwin’s Trump was a contestant on "Deal or No Deal: Government Shutdown Edition."

The segment opened with SNL cast member Kenan Thompson, playing Steve Harvey, telling Baldwin: “Earlier today you went on TV and you told the American people that you wanted to make a deal … So we decided to do this in the only format you could understand: a TV game show with women holding briefcases."


The real President Trump has stood by his demand for $5 billion to fund his proposed border wall with Mexico, as the shutdown approaches its fifth week. The funding lapse was triggered by an impasse with Democrats over the funding demands. On Saturday, Trump proposed a deal to link border wall money to protections for some undocumented immigrants, which Democrats quickly rejected.

In the SNL segment, Baldwin’s Trump refused to accept a deal offer from Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiCutting tariffs is better than cutting payroll taxes to boost the economy Pelosi speaks with Israeli president after Trump controversy In debate over internet speech law, pay attention to whose voices are ignored MORE (D-Calif.), played by Kate McKinnon, and described the $5 billion demand as “the first random number I said.”

Trump on SNL turns down mock offers from SNL’s Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezPoll: Voters split on whether it's acceptable for Israel to deny Omar, Tlaib visas NJ college censures trustee over posts targeting 'the squad' 'The Simpsons' pokes fun at Trump's feud with 'the squad' MORE (D-N.Y.), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellMcConnell rejects Democrats' 'radical movement' to abolish filibuster Hickenlooper announces Senate bid Trump orders elimination of student loan debt for thousands of disabled veterans MORE (R-Ky.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerJewish Democratic congresswoman and veteran blasts Trump's 'disloyalty' comments Schumer says Trump encouraging anti-Semites Saagar Enjeti: Biden's latest blunder; Krystal Ball: Did Schumer blow our chance to beat McConnell? MORE (D-N.Y.), who at first offers Trump “whatever you want.”

“Remember, every time you choose ‘no deal,’ half a million federal employees work another day without getting paid,” Thompson’s Harvey says.

Baldwin’s Trump ultimately makes a deal with a Clemson University football player, who offers him a case of “hamberders” to end the shutdown.

Last week, Trump hosted the Clemson players for a dinner of fast food at the White House, and misspelled “hamburgers” in a tweet.

"You're ending the shutdown for a hamburger?” Thompson asks. “Well, I guess that makes as much sense as anything else going on these days."