Donald Trump Hosts Saturday Night Live
by Michael Pue
Last Saturday night, Donald Trump hosted Saturday Night Live, and I thought that the episode was hilarious. Trump himself can be pretty funny, but with the cast of SNL it was even better.
There were many scenes with Trump in them; however, my favorites were probably the parody of Drake’s new song “Hotline Bling” (which is honestly a joke in and of itself), and the scene where he plays the laser harp in the band. Honestly, Trump should just become a member of the SNL cast or a comedian. He could pull either of those jobs off really well.
I do not watch SNL very often, but when I do, I usually find it to be very funny. But personally, I do not think any could trump the Trump. See what I did there? Trump the Trump? Ah? No? Ok, anyways, I also kind of found this episode to be sort of an ad for Trump’s campaign to become president. He did share a few of his ideas and what he think he could accomplish as president. He made some of these ideas very clear in the skit where the year is 2018 and he is president. In this skit there is peace in America, everyone has jobs, and everyone is happy with everything.
When Trump was introducing himself in the beginning he stated, “The truth is, I’m a nice guy. I don’t hold grudges against anybody, like Rosie O’Donnell. She said some things about me that were hurtful and untrue. I said some things about her that were mean and completely accurate.” It was funny to see Aidy Bryant’s reaction to this when Trump called her on stage since she and O’Donnell do look similar to each other.
Later in his introduction, Trump states, “Part of the reason I’m here is that I know how to take a joke. They’ve done so much to ridicule me over the years; this show has been a disaster for me. Look at this guy.” Then Taran Killam and Darrell Hammond came on stage and did impressions of Trump. Once they finish their impressions, Trump says, “They’re great. They don’t have my talent, my money, or especially my good looks. But you know what? They’re not bad and we’re gonna have a lot of fun tonight!” I thought Killam’s and Hammond’s impressions were very well done. Killam’s was much better to me since he used his lips a lot. It is funny since that is how Trump talks. His lips are quite active and frankly hard to not notice.
Freshman Ryan Frank said, “I thought it just made him look like an idiot. Who wants a celebrity as president?”
“I thought it was funny but it made him look stupid,” said freshman Danny Morris.
Junior Celia Miller said, “It was completely inappropriate but it was great.”