Watch Alec Baldwin Do Trump Doing a Nixon Impression on 'SNL'
Whether you think President Trump firing now-former FBI director James Comey in the middle of a formal investigation is good or bad news for America depends entirely on your political perspective. But it's objectively good news for Saturday Night Live writers, creatively speaking.
They wrote a humdinger of a cold open for the May 13 episode. Semi-series regular Alec Baldwin returned to SNL to reprise his President Trump impression.
In an interview with Lester Holt, regarding Comey, "Trump" admits, "I fired him because of Russia. I thought, 'He's investigating Russia, I don't like that. I should fire him.'"
"You're just admitting that? But that's obstruction of justice. Did I just get him?" Holt asks in to his earpiece. "No, I didn't? Nothing matters? Absolutely nothing matters anymore?"
Then Baldwin-as-Trump refutes the idea that he resembles disgraced former President Nixon: "I am nothing like Nixon. Because I am not a crook," he says, giving Nixon's famous two-handed gesture.
Holt agrees, "You're also different from Nixon because he won the popular vote."