Alec Baldwin returned to Saturday Night Live for the first time this season to spoof President Donald Trump’s Oval Office meeting with Kanye West.
SNL cast member Chris Redd played a rambling West, and Kenan Thompson portrayed NFL legend Jim Brown, who appeared confused and annoyed by the spectacle.
Trump welcomed everyone to the meeting by insisting it wasn’t “a publicity stunt.”
“This is a serious, private conversation between three friends, plus 50 reporters with cameras,” he said.
Redd wore a “Make America Great Again” cap, just like the real West did Thursday when he sat down for a lunch meeting with Trump.
“Yeah, that’s right. I flew here using the power of this hat,” West shouted during the skit.
Trump then hinted about the race of his two guests. “These two are great, dear friends of mine, a couple of real Chicago types, if you know what I mean,” he said.
A ranting West told everyone “time is a myth.” He said he’s a “prisoner in a different dimension” and the 13th amendment is a “trap door.”
Several thoughts popped into Trump’s head when he realized West wasn’t making a lot of sense.
“Oh, this guy might be cuckoo,” Trump’s inner voice said. “And I’ve been in a room with Dennis Rodman and Kim Jong-un and they made a lot more sense than him.”
Later, West said he didn’t want to brag, but he reminded everyone he has a high IQ, and is a “stable genius.” Trump responded, “Oh my God, he’s black me!”
After becoming exasperated by West’s antics, Trump finally said, “Maybe we should order your lunch from a pharmacy.”
The spoof came two weeks after West served as musical guest on the Sept. 29 season premiere of SNL. Once the episode ended, the hip-hop star went on a pro-Trump rant and bashed the “liberal” news.
The following week, SNL cast member Pete Davidson skewered the rapper during the Weekend Update, and said there was no truth to West’s claim that he was “bullied” backstage for wearing his red MAGA hat.