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‘Saturday Night Live’ Cold Open: Alec Baldwin Sings About Second Trump Term, But Robert De Niro Ruins Party

Anita Bennett

The cold open for the 44th season finale of Saturday Night Live ended on a high note, with Alec Baldwin returning as an exuberant President Trump who belted out a song about a second term.

Before launching into a parody of Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now,” Baldwin’s Trump crowed: “I’m very excited about summer, getting in those things that I never have time for — golf, visiting friends in prison, and enjoying all the fantastic new tariffs.”

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“It’s been an incredible year for our economy, it’s on fire,” he adds. “I’m on cruise control for a second term and there’s nothing the Democrats in Congress can do about it.”

Baldwin’s Trump begins to sing “tonight, I’m gonna have myself a real good time.” He’s joined on the tune by SNL regulars Cecily Strong as first lady Melania Trump, Beck Bennett as VP Mike Pence, and Aidy Bryant as White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

The four sing “don’t stop him now.” Then suddenly a red, MAGA hat-wearing Kanye West, or in this case one of the cast members joins in. (Remember the real Kanye’s meltdown in the season opener)?

But the party is briefly ruined by Robert De Niro as special counsel Robert Mueller.

“Wait a second. I have something very important to say to the American people. Something they need to hear,” De Niro says as he interrupts the celebration. Baldwin cuts him off and yells, “no collusion!”

Once the party starts again, Trump’s sons crash the celebration and lament that they weren’t invited to come sing. Baldwin then pulls the plug on the party and says “Let’s wrap this up. The NBA finals are coming up and I need to invite the three white players over for McDonald’s.”

Baldwin ends by telling viewers “tune in next season to see who lives and who dies.” (Watch the video above.)

This week, Avengers: Endgame star Paul Rudd serves as SNL host, with DJ Khaled as musical guest.

Khaled’s performance came just one day after he dropped his new album Father of Asahd, which included the single “Higher” featuring John Legend and the late Nipsey Hussle.

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