On the final episode of Saturday Night Live Weekend Update: Summer Edition, Alec Baldwin returned to play President Donald Trump at his recent rally in Phoenix. "As we all know, there was a tragic victim that came out of Charlottesville: me," he said. "Folks, the media has treated me so unfairly by reporting all of my remarks, even the bad ones."
Then he said, "I wanted to set the record straight about exactly what I said and I have the transcript right here...'I moved on her like a b-tch, but I couldn't get there...'" before stopping (those were Trump's words about Nancy O'Dell on the Access Hollywood tape).
Baldwin's Trump also discussed the eclipse ("Now, a lot of people don't know this, but you can damage your eyes when looking at an eclipse"); Afghanistan ("I've done so much. First off, last night I solved Afghanistan. Solved!"); the wall ("Who's going to pay for it? You are, the American taxpayer"). He then said goodbye to the Grim Reaper, aka Steve Bannon. "Steve is going on to Breitbart. He'll be fighting the good fight against globalist cucks like my son-in-law, Jared," Baldwin as Trump declared.
"Bannon" menacingly declared, "You've only made me more powerful."
Baldwin's performance as Trump on SNL earned him an Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy. At a recent party in the Hamptons, a woman apparently told him she wanted the show to come back early, "We need you!" she said, referring to his impression.
Baldwin told a reporter, "[The Trump impression is] a narcotic for people. Not just me but anyone who does anything that mocks Trump. It kind of assuages their fear and anxiety."
SNL returns on September 30th with Ryan Gosling and Jay-Z.