Alec Baldwin returned to “Saturday Night Live” this weekend to play President TrumpDonald John TrumpThorny part of obstruction of justice is proving intent, that's a job for Congress Obama condemns attacks in Sri Lanka as 'an attack on humanity' Schiff rips Conway's 'display of alternative facts' on Russian election interference 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 Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiSenate Republicans tested on Trump support after Mueller End of Mueller shifts focus to existing probes Democrats renew attacks on Trump attorney general MORE (D-Calif.), played by Kate McKinnon, and described the $5 billion demand as “the first random number I said.”

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“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."