In this week’s cold open, Alec Baldwin returned to Saturday Night Live as Donald Trump, this time to meet with his constituents in mining country. But while he was there to meet with his supporters, as always, he used the opportunity to blow his own horn.
“I had an amazing week, folks. I met with leaders from China, Egypt and Jordan. Gorsuch was confirmed, the media is saying nice things about me and no one is talking about Russia. Wow, what a difference 59 Tomahawk missiles can make.”
“I know how hard it is out there for you. things have changed so much since I was growing up,” Trump said, adding, “For example, a lot of poverty is white now. Is that crazy?” Of course, these coal miners already knew that, but when they brought up their problems to the president, he only wanted to talk about how great everything’s going to be.
“God, I love coal. You guys have suffered terribly, worse than anyone and as president I promise I am going to do everything I can to make sure you people work in coal for the rest of your lives,” Trump said. “And your kids will work in coal and your grandkids and it’s going to be incredible.”
“In Trump’s America, men work in two places: coal mines and Goldman Sachs.”