In what has become a weekly ritual, Alec Baldwin just hilariously mocked Donald Trump on tonight’s Saturday Night Live. This time, it took the form of drop-dead-funny “People’s Court” parody in which they parodied Trump’s Muslim ban as a made-for-TV reality TV show. The sketch lashed out against President Donald Trump’s aggression towards the judiciary branch, most recently in his attacks on judges who ruled against his infamous ‘Muslim ban’ – a travel ban targeting seven Muslim-majority countries.
In the People’s Court, Trump faced off against the team of three judges from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals who ruled that the suspension of the ban should be maintained. He argued that the Court’s decision to strike down his travel ban were responsible for letting “bad dudes,” “bad hombres,” and “bad boys” into America. The three judges argued that they were fulfilling their duty to uphold the Constitution.
When Trump realized that the TV judge wasn’t buying his argument he insisted on bringing in a character witness, someone who had known him a long time and knew him better than anyone else: Russian president Vladimir Putin. Putin strode into the room shirtless and informed the court that Trump is a good person – so good that he would even betray his country to help a friend.
Throughout the presidential campaign Trump was never able to keep his line about Putin straight. Sometimes he said they were close, sometimes he claimed they had never met. Either way it is no secret that Trump is big admirer of the Russian autocrat known for murdering political opponents and slaying civilians in conflict zones.
Of course Trump lost his case in the People’s Court. The judge cited the Constitution and said the ban that violates the Establishment Clause by calling for a religious test for immigrants, and then asked Trump to stop making her receive terrifying CNN alerts every day. We would all appreciate it at this point if Trump would just stop doing his job rather than continuing to do it badly.
Watch the full sketch here:
Marisa completed her undergraduate degree in 2013 at the University of Wisconsin with a double major in creative writing and media studies. She is an advocate of progressive policies and focuses her interests on gender equality and preventing sexual and domestic violence.