Actor Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump impression was back in the spotlight this weekend as "Saturday Night Live" took on the president's national emergency declaration.
In Saturday's cold open, Baldwin's Trump laid out his case for building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
"Let's cut to the chase: Folks, we need wall, OK? We have a tremendous amount of drugs flowing into this country from the southern border, or 'the brown line' as many people have asked me not to call it," he said, adding: "You can all see why I gotta fake this national emergency. I have to because I want to."
Baldwin's Trump then launched into a lengthy explanation of his plan.
"I'm basically taking military money so I can has wall," the fake Trump said. "So I'm going to sign these papers for emergency, then I'll immediately be sued, then the ruling will not go in my favor, then end up in the Supreme Court, then I'll call my buddy [Brett] Kavanaugh, and I'll say, 'It's time to repay the Donny,' and he'll say, 'New phone, who this?' And then the [Robert] Mueller report will be released, crumbling my house of cards, then I can just plead insanity and do a few months in the puzzle factory, and my personal hell of playing president will finally be over."
>> See the full sketch here (WARNING: Viewer discretion advised)
When Kyle Mooney, playing CNN reporter Jim Acosta, said undocumented immigrants commit fewer crimes than people born in the U.S., Baldwin's Trump was incredulous.
"Oh my God, Jim, those numbers are faker than this emergency," he replied.
"Anyway, in conclusion, this is a total emergency, a five-alarm blaze, which means I gotta go to Mar-a-Lago, so I can play some golf."
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