“SNL” Goes After Trump, Kanye West in Cold Open

Alec Baldwin returns with combover wig for another dig at the president.

Chris Red as Kanye West on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC)
Chris Red as Kanye West on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC)

It didn’t take long into the 44th season of Saturday Night Live for the writers to go back to the Oval Office to recycle their comedic potshots at President Trump. On the third episode of the new season, Alec Baldwin returned fresh off his own minor scandal involving race to poke fun at the president’s meeting with Kanye West and Jim Brown earlier in the week.

Chris Redd nailed the MAGA hat and little else for his Kanye impression, while Kenan Thompson fared much better as Jim Brown.

“The 13th amendment is a trapdoor…and why would you install a trapdoor when you could end up with the Unabomber?,” was one of the lines delivered by Redd in an attempt to make West’s remarks look even more off-kilter.

Was it actually funny? View the clip and judge for yourself.

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