Chief Trump impersonator Alec Baldwin had multiple hats (or wigs) to wear during Saturday’s episode of Saturday Night Live — playing both the president and Fox News host Bill O’Reilly during the same skit.
Baldwin’s O’Reilly wanted to “the scandal everyone’s been talking about all week,” he said. “The shocking allegations of abuse of power that have been leveled against the Obama administration.”
He then tosses the story to Fox News analyst Malia Zimmerman (played by Cecily Strong) who was “reporting live via satellite, 500 yards away” — a clear jab at O’Reilly’s settlements of multiple sexual harassment claims.
When asking Zimmerman about Susan Rice’s response to Trump’s claims of misconduct, Baldwin’s O’Reilly didn’t seem to understand what it meant when she reported that Rice “denied it.”
“Ok, but when she said ‘no,’ what was her vibe? Like when she said ‘no,’ did her eyes say ‘yes’? Sometimes they’ll do that,” he asked. “Ok, but was it a firm no, or was it more like a ‘convince me’?”
The host goes on to admit that he has also made the news this week for women coming forward to accuse him of “offering them exciting opportunities here at Fox News.”
He’s then joined in the skit by Baldwin’s Trump, a man “unimpeachable on all female issues,” who O’Reilly thanked for coming to his defense.
And although Baldwin’s Trump admits that he was “too busy being presidential, bombing a bunch of (expletive)” to pay attention to all the details of the case, he supported him for a pretty simple reason: “I actually see a lot of myself in you, Bill.”