Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump Joins Putin, Mohammed bin Salman in 'SNL' Cold Open

Alec Baldwin Saturday Night Live
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Ben Stiller as Michael Cohen, Kate McKinnon as Rudy Giuliani, Cecily Strong as Melania Trump, Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump, Beck Bennett as Vladimir Putin and Fred Armisen as Mohammed Bin Salman during the "Trump Cold Open" on Saturday Night Live on Dec. 1, 2018.

Fred Armisen and Ben Stiller also made cameos in the cold open.

Alec Baldwin appeared on Saturday Night Live for the first time since being arrested for striking a man in the face over a parking spot. He played President Trump in the cold open on the Dec. 1 episode.

From the Park Hyatt in Argentina, where Trump is currently attending the G20 summit, Baldwin’s Trump spoke with Cecily Strong’s Melania Trump, with a shout-out to the nightmarish Christmas decorations at the White House this year, prominently featuring blood-red trees.

Kate McKinnon also appeared as Rudy Giuliani, and Ben Stiller made a cameo as Michael Cohen. “I’ll tell you anything you want,” he said when he answered the phone.

Beck Bennett played a shirtless Vladimir Putin, joined by Fred Armisen as the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

The cold open did acknowledge Baldwin’s recent arrest over punching a van over the parking spot. “God, I haven’t been this upset since I freaked out about that parking space,” Baldwin’s Trump said at one point. 

The sketch finished with Baldwin starting to sing a Trump-themed rendition of “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” from Evita. “Don’t cry for me Argentina, the truth is I’m very guilty,” he sang. “Some little no-nos, and a little treason, I kept my promise, oops, no I didn’t.” The rest of the global leaders from the sketch joined in on the singing to end the sketch.

This article originally appeared on The Hollywood Reporter.


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