Saturday Night Live returned to NBC on September 30, 2017, with a cold open featuring Alec Baldwin as President Trump, Kate McKinnon as Jeff Sessions, and Aidy Bryant as press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Fresh off multiple Emmy-award wins, fans have waited to see Baldwin’s return as President Donald Trump and those who favor the portrayal were not disappointed. At this point in time, President Trump has not tweeted about the latest SNL episode, but that might change.
Baldwin did not shy away from some of the latest controversies currently making headline news such as President Trump’s handling of Puerto Rico and his relationship with San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz.
The back and forth banter between Yulin Cruz and President Trump has become volatile with each accusing the other of not doing their job properly.
President Trump will appear on Fox News’ Sean Hannity to address the issue and show his side of the Puerto Rico response. President Trump has repeatedly stated he has handled the crisis as best he can.
Baldwin addressed recent unfavorable remarks made between Trump and Yulin Cruz in the SNL skit including references to Carmen Yulin Cruz treating him in a nasty manner. The portrayal conjured images of the Hillary Clinton campaign and her being referred to as a nasty woman.
You can watch the skit as it aired live on SNL in the video player below.
The comedy-sketch is titled “The Chaos President” and quickly rose to be the top trending video on YouTube. While some SNL fans quickly praised it, others called out Saturday Night Live for what they view as a leftist, liberal agenda.
There is no question that Saturday Night Live always has been a liberal-leaning show, and they’ve never attempted to portray they were anything different.
It’s always surprising when certain people make an appearance on Saturday Night Live, such as when the real Sarah Palin joined in a skit with Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey. At this point, it seems doubtful that President Trump will appear on the show alongside Baldwin and other cast members.
Since Saturday Night Live first debuted in 1975, they have performed numerous political sketches as well as those that are just humorous. Some on the right have laughed at SNL’s sketches, but over the years, the skits have become more divisive.
Trump supporters would find very little humor in “The Chaos President” and in fact, many of those who approve of President Trump’s presidency and cabinet find the skits downright offensive. For that reason, it is common to see Saturday Night Live sketches having a polarizing effect on the country.
What do you think? Did you watch Saturday Night Live’s premiere? What was your response to “The Chaos President?” Did you love it or hate it?