Kate McKinnon, as Trump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, attempted to cover up for the distracted president-elect: "There is a reason Donald tweets so much. He does it to distract the media from his business conflicts and all the scary people in his cabinet."
"That's not true," Baldwin's Trump replied, clarifying, "My brain is bad."
Kenan Thompson and Alex Moffat, playing two of Trump's aides, pleaded, "Mr. Trump, please stop retweeting all these random, real people. You're not getting any work done."
Trump interjected, "That's not true. I was elected 25 days ago and already unemployment is at a 9-year low, millions and millions of people have health care, and Osama Bin Laden is dead."
Turning his attention back to the security meeting, Baldwin's Trump tried to address international issues in Pakistan ("Should I text them?") and North Korea ("Should I call them?") before McKinnon's Conway rushed him off to attend a dinner with Mitt Romney.
"Do I have to?" Trump whined. "Then can we at least have a picture of us together where he looks like a little bitch."
Trump's dinner meeting with Romney, his potential pick for secretary of state, sparked a social media frenzy when a photo of the pair made rounds on the internet. In the image, Romney's face is that of Chris Christie's Super Tuesday "hostage" expression, which also went viral on Twitter.
Shortly after SNL's cold open aired, Trump himself tweeted in response to Baldwin's impersonation of him, writing that it "can't get any worse." Baldwin, who has engaged in Twitter feuds with the president-elect in the past, tweeted back: "Release your tax returns and I'll stop."
Emma Stone hosted the Dec. 3 episode with musical guest Shawn Mendes.
This article originally appeared in THR.com.