×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Saturday Night Live’: ‘Them Trumps’ Returns, ‘Women of Congress’ Celebrated (Watch)

NBC late-night sketch comedy series “Saturday Night Live” usually calls upon Alec Baldwin to put on a suit, tie and combover wig to portray Donald Trump but in the Feb. 9 episode, regular cast member Kenan Thompson donned the look, so to speak, in “Them Trumps.”

The sketch was a commercial for a fictional series that asked the question “What if Donald Trump was black?” In it, Thompson was “Darius Trump” while Leslie Jones was his wife Malika, Chris Redd was Darius Jr. and Ego Nwodim was L’evanka. Although the show has done this sketch before, it became especially timely for the way it looked at the State of the Union. The show opted not to take on Trump’s actual address during the cold open.

“Can you persuade people who never liked you in the first place?” episode host and musical guest Halsey asked.

“Well, you know, I wouldn’t worry about any of that,” Thompson’s Trump replied. “All I need is a mic and an audience and I’m good to go.”

In the limo on the way to the address, Trump’s children expressed concern over new allegations, including the “taxpayer funded golf trips with Puff Daddy” and “all the lawsuits that come out of Trump Perm Academy,” as well as what happened with Russia and the fact that Robert Mueller was said to be “closing in.”

“Why you trying to play me, hmm? I know how to deal with Mueller. I keep my white boys on a leash,” he said. “This is America, and even though I’m black–“

“We’re getting pulled over,” Halsey said.

“Yeah I knew that was going to happen,” he replied.

Later in the episode, the show also weighed in on the ethical discussion about blackface in the Virginia State Capitol, with Thompson asking various members if they had never worn blackface in the 1980s or 1990s and then proceeding to answer their inane questions about when it might be “OK” to do it. The answer? Not in the ’80s and certainly not now. He ended up advising them just to delete their Facebook photo albums labeled “Halloween” and hope for the best.

The show also explored the newly elected “Women of Congress,” such as Nancy “Madame Clap Back” Pelosi (played by Kate McKinnon) and Alexandria “I Say What I Meme” Ocasio-Cortez (played by Melissa Villasenor). The women gathered together to listen to a message from Donald Trump congratulating them and saying that since he has been president, more women have been elected to Congress than ever before, which of course enraged them that he was trying to take credit for their hard work.

Watch the political sketches from the Feb. 9 episode of “SNL” below:



Saturday Night Live” airs live coast-to-coast Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. ET / 8:30 p.m. PT on NBC.

More TV

  • Lara Logan and CBS News Have

    Lara Logan and CBS News Have Parted Ways

    Lara Logan, the journalist who gained wider renown covering war-torn spots in the Middle East for CBS News, is no longer with the network and has not been for several months. The split, disclosed as the result of Logan making an appearance over the weekend on a podcast in which she suggested news consumers ought [...]

  • Kate McKinnon Emily Lynne

    Audible, Broadway Video Ink Production Deal for Comedy Originals (EXCLUSIVE)

    Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video and Amazon’s Audible have struck a deal to create multiple audio-only original comedy programs for Audible listeners, Variety has learned, starting with an absurdist medieval series created by “Saturday Night Live” star Kate McKinnon and her sister Emily Lynne. “Heads Will Roll” is the first of Audible and Broadway Video’s joint [...]

  • A still from Leaving Neverland by

    'Leaving Neverland' Director Open to Potential Sequel to Controversial Michael Jackson Doc

    Ahead of its March 3 premiere on HBO, “Leaving Neverland” director Dan Reed tells Variety he is open to creating a follow-up to his controversial four-hour documentary revolving around sexual abuse allegations against Michael Jackson. If, that is, he would be able make contact with the King of Pop’s earlier high-profile accusers, Jordan Chandler and [...]

  • Roadside Attractions Acquires Drama Pilot 'The

    Roadside Attractions Acquires Drama Pilot 'The Golden Cage'

    Roadside Attractions Television has acquired one-hour drama pilot “The Golden Cage.” Described as a female-driven Wall Street thriller, the project hails from writer Oskar Nordmark. Darryl Taja (pictured) will serve as executive producer through his Epidemic Pictures. Adam Rodin will also exec produce. Nordmark created the series and will serve as co-executive producer. Roadside Attractions’ [...]

  • Hulu Adds Another Interactive Ad: This

    Hulu Adds Another Interactive Ad: This One Lets You Get Offers Via Email

    Hulu lets its subscribers choose the show they want to see. Now the video-streaming service is increasingly letting users choose to respond to certain commercials right away. A commercial from Sleep Number, the manufacturer of the bed with an adjustable mattress, that has run on Hulu for the past several weeks allows viewers to request [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content