During the cold open sketch, Baldwin’s Trump was tasked with giving a pep talk to the troops, a la the kind of speech given by Bill Pullman in Independence Day. Last week, Baldwin told Extra he didn’t expect to play Trump on SNL for much longer. “The maliciousness of this White House has people very worried,” Baldwin said. “That’s why I’m not going to do it much longer, the impersonation. I don’t how much more people can take it.”
“Hello, yes, what a beautiful day. Who here loves Trump? I know this guy over here loves Trump,” Baldwin as Trump said as the camera cut to the smoldering corpse of a fallen soldier.