Trump Says 'No deal' on 'SNL' Game Show Cold Open

Carla Harmon
January 20, 2019

Saturday Night Live opened their show last night with a "Deal or No Deal" spoof skit with Alec Baldwin portraying Donald Trump.

Saturday Night Live returned from their holiday hiatus over the weekend, with a politically charged Cold Open mocking the ongoing government shutdown.

"We chose to do this in the only format you understand: a TV game show with women holding briefcases", Kenan Thompson, playing host Steve Harvey, said.

The two then engage in a back-and-forth spat over Trump being disinvited to host the State of the Union Address at the House of Representatives and his retributive decision to pull Pelosi's military travel for a congressional delegation visit to visit troops overseas. "Then guess what. You're not flying to Afghanistan", Baldwin's Trump shot back.


Baldwin's President Trump turned the deal down because it wasn't $5 billion and he "needs $5 billion because that's the first random number I said".

"Remember, every time you say no deal, a million federal employees go without getting paid", Harvey reminded the president.

Trump actually picks briefcase #3 as his first choice, which is being held by a characterized version of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who says she's feeling "normal, not drunk on power or anything".

"Nancy Pelosi, played by chameleon Kate McKinnon (who later in the show played Elizabeth Warren with aplomb), offered Trump "$1 billion and you say, 'Nancy's my mommy'". "So we made a decision to do this in the only format you understand: a TV game show with women holding briefcases".


Later in the shit, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez makes her SNL debut.

"Oh Steve, I haven't eaten a hamburger in nearly 15 minutes", Baldwin's President Trump said.

The Clemson football player, played by Pete Davidson, didn't have a briefcase filled with a counteroffer but rather a case of hamburgers or as he called them "hamberders". It's just too bad Trump's actual fast food feast didn't end the shutdown.


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