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Alec Baldwin’s Trump makes surprise appearance to mock Phoenix rally

‘You only made me more powerful.’


Michelle Jaworski


Posted on Aug 25, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 7:25 pm CDT

Steve Bannon may have left the White House last week, but Saturday Night Live didn’t wait until it returned for its version of Donald Trump to give the President of the United States a proper farewell.

Alec Baldwin’s Trump descended onto his Phoenix rally for the “Weekend Update” cold open, and although it’s difficult to top what actually happened, he certainly tried. He definitely felt the aftermath of staring directly into a solar eclipse, showed his anger at the media for reporting everything he said, and asked how jailing people “because they looked Latino” was a crime. And Kenan Thompson even showed up to stand behind Trump (but only because he responded to that alleged Craigslist ad) with plenty of signs to show the cameras.

But he wanted to thank someone who’s been there for him through all this and brought Steve Bannon—always shown on SNL as the Grim Reaper—on-stage. Bannon will be gone, but now he’ll be even more powerful, he said with a maniacal laugh.

“Steve is going on to Breitbart, where he’ll be fighting the good fight against globalist cucks like my son-in-law Jared,” Baldwin’s Trump explained.

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*First Published: Aug 25, 2017, 7:53 am CDT