Alec Baldwin’s Trump Plays Shutdown ‘Deal or No Deal’ in SNL Cold Open


Saturday Night Live opened up their first show of 2019 with a Deal or No Deal spoof featuring Alec Baldwin as President Donald Trump.

The theme was, of course, the lingering shutdown.

“We decided to do this in the only format that you can understand, a TV game show with women holding briefcases,” Steve Harvey (Kenan Thompson) said, after bringing out the “guy who said he would own the shutdown.”

He then offered Baldwin’s Trump the briefcase containing Congress’ deal which Trump rejected. Trump then explained his counteroffer.

“I want $5 billion for my border wall, and in exchange, I’ll extend DACA, and I’ll release the kids from cages so they can be free-range kids,” SNL Trump said about his current deal, which the real-life Trump announced earlier on Saturday in a speech.  

He then was asked to pick a briefcase from members of Congress willing to offer deals.

Trump first picked a briefcase held by Nancy Pelosi,  as played by Kate McKinnon, which he called “Fancy Nancy Pa-loser.”

“How are you feeling?” Harvey asked Pelosi.

“Me? Just normal. Not like drunk on my own power or anything,” she said. 

Her offer was $1 billion, and “you say Nancy is my mommy.”

SNL Trump then picked briefcases held by Schumer, which he called a Jewish woman,  Mitch McConnell, who hid like a turtle, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Finally, Trump decided to take the deal,  not of any of the members of Congress, but from the Clemson player, who offered him a burger, a nod to the real-life fast-food feast the president provided to the players when they visited the White House.

Watch above, via NBC




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