×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Saturday Night Live’: Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump Calls Harvey Weinstein an ‘Idiot’ (Watch)

After two weeks on hiatus, “Saturday Night Live” returned with a new episode that once again started with Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump taking on the latest in political news — and throwing a jab in at Harvey Weinstein for good measure.

“What an idiot that Harvey Weinstein is. He could have gotten away with all of it, if only he was elected president,” Baldwin’s Trump said while in the shower with Alex Moffat’s Paul Manafort.

(They were in the shower because Baldwin’s Trump had to “make sure [Manafort wasn’t] wearing a wire.”)

Additionally, the cold open sketch took on Manafort going to prison but asking Trump to be pardoned, Trump’s recent trips to Hawaii and Asia (though in “SNL’s” version only Cecily Strong’s Melania actually went, bringing along an inflated Trump “look-alike”), and the new tax plan, which he said was named while he was having a small stroke.

In addition to Baldwin and Moffat, Beck Bennett appeared in the cold open as Mike Pence, walking into the shower with Trump and Manafort in a full suit because he’s “not married to the water.” And Kate McKinnon popped in as Jeff Sessions, who noted at least he won’t go to prison because he’s a “sneaky, lying little villain” who will just “roll over and play dead like the half-possum” he is.

Later in the episode Moffat and Mikey Day visited the “Weekend Update” news desk as Eric and Donald Trump Jr., respectively. Their appearance came after Michael Che called out Trump for Tweeting about fake news and “crooked” Hillary Clinton yet again (though he did not mention the 11 minutes Trump’s account was deactivated earlier in the week).

“I’m tired of watching the president of the United States have an emotional breakdown on Twitter like he’s Tyrese,” Che said. “If you want to live-Tweet ‘Morning Joe’ or ‘Cupcake Wars’ or whatever you watch, fine, but indictments are important and you work for us. So go put on your baggy suit, fold your hair nice, and answer all of our questions face-to-face like the public servant that you are.”

Watch the cold open below:

Saturday Night Live is on Saturdays at 11:30 pm ET / 8:30 pm PT on NBC.

More TV

  • Prince Albert II of Monaco (C),

    Jessica Alba, Gabrielle Union's 'L.A.’s Finest' Opens Monte Carlo TV Festival

    Prince Albert II of Monaco opened the 59th Monte Carlo Television Festival on Friday at a glittering ceremony at the principality’s Grimaldi Forum attended by Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba. The Hollywood actresses presented the French premiere of their action cop series “L.A.’s Finest,” which has just been renewed for a second season. “You typically [...]

  • Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba'L.A.'s Finest'

    Jessica Alba, Gabrielle Union Speak About Horrific 'L.A.’s Finest' On-Set Accident

    Actresses Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba spoke about how the horrific accident on the set of their action cop series “L.A.’s Finest” affected them and the crew at the 59th Monte Carlo Television Festival Saturday. They also paid tribute to the main victim of the incident, executive producer/co-showrunner Brandon Sonnier, whose leg was amputated below [...]

  • Emmys: How a Social Media Campaign

    How a Social Media Campaign to Game the Emmys Led to This Week's 'Block Voting' Scandal

    The Television Academy’s “block voting” controversy has quickly become the talk of Emmy season — and that appears to have been the org’s point. According to multiple insiders, the number of people disqualified from voting in this year’s competition is believed to be small, only around three members (out of nearly 25,000 members overall). But [...]

  • No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only. No

    TV News Roundup: Hulu Drops Trailer for 'Veronica Mars' Revival (Watch)

    In today’s roundup, Hulu dropped the official trailer for the “Veronica Mars” revival and HBO revealed more cast members for “Lovecraft Country.” FIRST LOOKS Hulu has dropped the official trailer for its revival of “Veronica Mars,” set to premiere on July 26. The series will bring back most of the original cast, including Kristen Bell, Jason [...]

  • Dan Stevens

    'Legion' Star Dan Stevens Says His Character Would Fight Thanos, 'Wreak Havoc' in MCU

    Dan Stevens said his powerful, telepathic mutant Legion would do some serious damage if he ever crossed over from the eponymous FX series into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “Legion would wreak havoc. He’d probably take on Thanos, let’s see that,” he told Variety on the red carpet at the premiere of the trippy, mind-bending superhero series [...]

  • Viacom CEO Bob Bakish

    Bob Bakish Talks Pluto TV, Netflix and CBS-Viacom Merger Rumors

    Viacom CEO Bob Bakish knows that a lot of his peers are in the original content space in streaming, but he believes the company’s ad-supported free service Pluto TV is better off relying on Viacom’s library of content. “We can debate a lot of things about the future, but in the near term, the opportunity [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content