After nixing Alec Baldwin's Trump for something more sincere last weekend, Saturday Night Live was ready to bring him back for another ripped-from-the-headlines cold open.
Last night's show started with the president visiting Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where Baldwin re-enacted the recent trucker rally and assured attendees the White House was planning on getting rid of everything the Obamas did. "Healthcare, the Iran deal, and we're ripping out all the vegetables in Michelle Obama's garden and planting McNuggets," he said. "Love the McNuggets." The opener went on to skewer Trump's typically off-the-cuff remarks and unenviable attention span, which meant there was room to hit his Puerto Rico pronunciation gaffe, Bob Corker feud, longing to make "Merry Christmas" great again, IQ score, and thrashing at the hands of Eminem. In between the timely quips, Vice President Mike Pence's (Beck Bennett) inability to attend certain events vied for the spotlight.