Alec Baldwin was back as President Donald Trump in the cold open to “Saturday Night Live” to inform reporters that he was “completely exonerated” in the House impeachment hearings.
“I said to Sondland: ‘I want nothing — no quid pro quo, bro,’” Baldwin’s Trump explained, showing his giant handwritten notes on this week’s testimony from U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland. “Any quid that I get after that, that’s on them. That’s how it works … just like when you meet a girl and you say, ‘If you’re a cop, you gotta tell me.’”
Besides, “I don’t even know this Ambassador Sondland guy, that’s fake news,” he insisted as he was about to flee to his helicopter. When told Sondland donated $1 million to his inauguration, Baldwin responded: “Well I know him, but I don’t know him know him.”
That’s when a bald Will Ferrell popped up as Sondland, and Baldwin chirped: “It’s so great to finally meet you for the first time.”
“Right, right, right,” Ferrell’s Sondland responded. “Keep the quid pro quo on the low-low.”
“Sondland” then told the press: “I just want to go on the record and say you guys need to lay off my boy. Everybody loves his ass. Ukraine, Russia, they’ll do anything for this man. I know, I asked.”