“Saturday Night Live” had a reprise of Alec Baldwin playing the role of President Trump in a send-up of the 1996 sci-fi film “Independence Day” that featured an alien invasion of Earth that falls on July 4 and pits the combined forces of the world against the bug-like monsters.
In the latest satirical skit, Baldwin plays Trump on a visit to an American military base to give a pep talk to troops while the battle against the alien invaders is going on. Also featured in the skit are SNL regulars Kenan Thompson, Kyle Mooney, Aidy Bryant, Leslie Jones, Sasheer Zamata, Beck Bennett, Alex Moffat, and Kate McKinnon.
In the SNL cold open, Baldwin as Trump asks the assembled troops in 2018, “Who here loves Trump?” “I know this guy over here, he loves Trump,” he said, pointing to a charred corpse.
“We’re going to beat these aliens because we’ve got the best military. But we don’t win any more. And the aliens are laughing us. They’re killing us. And they’re laughing at us.”
Baldwin as Trump says that the invading aliens had actually been in the country for decades as “shape-shifters.” He then points to SNL regular Leslie Jones, who appeared in the latest version of “Ghostbusters,” and says that she is an alien. When asked by Kenan Thompson of SNL how does he know this, Baldwin says “A very reputable source. InfoWars, it’s a radio show hosted by Alex Jones. We know he’s legit because he is always taking off his shirt."