Alec Baldwin Returns to ‘Saturday Night Live’ as Donald Trump in Phoenix Rally Sketch
In the episode, he starred in a parody version of President Trump's rally in Phoenix, Arizona from this past Tuesday.
The piece addresses Trump's remarks from the event, in which he criticized media portrayal of his response to the events in Charlottesville, Virgina, after he failed to swiftly and adamantly denounce white supremacist groups responsible for the hate-fueled violence that left one dead and dozens injured.
"As we all know, there was a tragic victim that came out of Charlottesville: me," Alec said in the sketch.
"Folks, the media has treated me so unfairly by reporting my entire remarks, even the bad ones, so I wanted to set the record straight about exactly what I said."
"We had a group on one side that is very bad — neo-Nazis — and we had a group on the other side, and then I didn't say a single word after that," he continued.
"I just stopped. Nothing else was said."
The piece also addressed this week's solar eclipse, after photos circulated of Trump looking at it without wearing any protective glasses.
WASHINGTON, August 21, 2017 -- President Donald Trump looks directly into the solar eclipse. pic.twitter.com/UedUycAO4oJennifer Bendery (@jbendery) August 21, 2017
"A lot of people don't know this, but you can damage your eyes while looking at an eclipse," Alec said.
Alec has played the role of Trump on Saturday Night Live before, such as this past April when he starred in a sketch in which the President appeared on The O'Reilly Factor.
The actor also played the role of Bill O'Reilly.
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