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Donald Trump takes his case to the People’s Court on ‘SNL’

Will justice be served?


Josh Katzowitz


Posted on Feb 12, 2017   Updated on May 25, 2021, 12:30 am CDT

With Alec Baldwin hosting Saturday Night Live this week, we could have expected Donald Trump impressions galore. And after Melissa McCarthy made her triumphant return as Sean Spicer and the show raised controversy with its Fatal Attraction take on Kellyanne Conway, Baldwin finally took the stage as the U.S. president.

And it was for an episode of The People’s Court involving the same Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that denied Trump’s immigration ban.

Before they begin, Judge Marilyn Milian, played by Cecily Strong, asks Trump if he knows that this is a TV court. “That’s OK,” Baldwin, as Trump, says. “I’m a TV president.”

Watch how the trial proceeds and if justice is ultimately served.

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*First Published: Feb 12, 2017, 11:21 am CST