Alec Baldwin repeated his imitation of President Trump at the Saturday Night Live season finale – this time with the commander-in-chief who gave an opening speech about Zoom, in which he is honored to be the “valedictator” while drinking bleach to ward off that Corona virus.
“Congratulations to the class of COVID-19,” Baldwin Trump says to graduates of St. Mary Magdalene By-The-Expressway.
Trump is chosen to deliver the opening speech after the students’ best choice to deliver the address – Barack and Michelle Obama – were unable to do so.
Alec Baldwin repeated his role as President Trump in Saturday Night Live. He took a sip of “invincibility juice” or Clorox, which the president recommended to people in real life
Kate McKinnon (top) played a principal at St. Mary Magdalene By-The-Expressway High School
Trump congratulates the ‘senior year of COVID-19’
The students then listed other preferences, including Guns’ N Roses singer Axl Rose, the newly arrived murder hornets, the ‘Limu Emu’ character from Liberty Mutual’s insurance advertisements, and the Elon Musk Grimes baby.
The headmistress, played by Kate McKinnon, switched to the “eighth choice” of the students – President Trump.
Baldwin’s Trump then appears with a red Make America Great Again hat.
Trump broadcasts from the White House and thanks all the applauding people – in reality only one student claps her hand.
“What incredible energy and excitement I feel right now,” the president told the graduates.
“Now my servant got the virus, so I had to put on my makeup,” Trump says.
“I had to use a Liza Minelli – TikTok makeup tutorial.”
In real life, a valet who works in the White House has tested positive for COVID-19, as has Vice President Mike Pence’s spokeswoman, Katie Miller.
On Saturday it was announced that Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, and head of the disease control and prevention centers and the Food and Drug Administration quarantined themselves after contacting an infected White House employee.
Trump is chosen to deliver the opening speech after the students’ best choice to deliver the address – Barack and Michelle Obama – were unable to do so
“It is a great honor for me to be your valedictator, but today it is not about me,” says the president in the SNL sketch.
‘It is about you.’
“Valedictator” is a word that brings together “Valedictorian” – the student with the highest grade point average – and “Dictator”.
Although Trump initially says he wants to focus on the students, he then turns to talking about himself and says he was “treated very badly”.
“Even worse than they treated [Abraham] Lincoln, ”says Baldwin Trump.
When one of the graduates, Damien, played by Chris Redd, indicates that the 16th President of the Nation was murdered, an excited Trump says, “I’m not taking any questions, Beebop. I’m just telling you the truth. “
“Lincoln would agree,” says the president. “He’s probably smiling at me from hell right now.”
Trump once claimed he was treated worse than Abraham Lincoln, but a graduate, Damien, indicated that the 16th President was murdered
Trump responded by muting Damien and the other “jazz guys” to the zoom call
When another African American graduate, Sam, played by Kenan Thompson, raised objections, Trump asked him and all the other “jazz guys” to mute.
Trump then tells graduates that they can look forward to the job market very much.
He then lists several jobs in demand during the pandemic, including “bouncer in the grocery store, gam girl, porch pirate, amateur nurse, and coal”.
“Don’t forget the coal,” Trump says. “It’s in the ground and you just dig it and grab it.”
“But I don’t want that,” says one of the graduates to Trump, who ignores him and continues.
The president then said he would make sure the colleges were open in the fall.
“Online college is a scam,” said the president.
“My online college was rated the craziest scam every year when it was open,” Trump said.
This was a reference to Trump University, the now liquidated company that closed after several people filed lawsuits alleging that they had been cheated.
In November 2016, the Trump organization agreed to pay $ 25 million to settle two class action lawsuits and one New York state lawsuit.
During the SNL Cold Open, some of the graduates challenge Dr. Anthony Fauci’s speech.
Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, is a member of Trump’s Coronavirus Task Force.
Baldwin’s Trump disparages Fauci.
“Don’t you hate it when these elite medical experts tell you what to do?” Says the president.
Then he coughs and takes a sip of Clorox bleach, which he calls “good old invincibility juice”.
Graduates, like Beck Bennett’s (above), challenged Dr. Anthony Fauci on to deliver the opening speech
In real life, Trump was ridiculed after suggesting that those infected with COVID-19 could drink detergent disinfectants and bleach to help rid the body of the disease.
The president later claimed he was sarcastic.
Many of the graduates disgustedly opted out of the zoom call after the president drank the bleach.
In the sketch, Baldwin’s Trump then begins to motivate the graduates.
“Believe in yourself and you can achieve anything,” he says. ‘Look at me.’
Trump continues: “I started as the son of a simple, wealthy slum lord and grew into a billionaire, president and the world’s leading infectious disease expert.”
The president then encourages graduates to surround themselves with the worst people you can find.
While Trump was the “eighth choice” of students, at least one was a passionate supporter
“You will always shine this way,” he says.
“If you don’t understand something, just call it stupid.” Never wear sunscreen.
“And live every day as if it were your last, because we’re going to run this virus wild.”
Trump then claims the virus was launched “in a laboratory in Obama”.
Then he offers his favorite inspirational quote: “Reach for the stars, because if you are a star, let them do it.”
This is an indication that Trump is caught on a hot microphone describing Access Hollywood presenter Billy Bush as tapping women because he was a “star” and “they’ll let you do it”.
When Trump asks in the sketch who is with me, all graduates except one supporter log out of the zoom chat.
“This amount has thinned out faster than Adele,” notes Trump, referring to the British singer’s dramatic weight loss in recent months.