The summer edition of SNL‘s Weekend Update continues to kill it with the guest stars, this week featuring Alec Baldwin‘s take on Trump at his unhinged rally in Phoenix. This is the final episode of the summer series, and Baldwin certainly managed to bring some hilarious fireworks to close things out.
Tuesday’s Trump rally gave Baldwin plenty of material, starting with Kenan Thompson as the “Blacks For Trump” guy (who may or may not have been paid to be there). He then went on to mock Trump’s “clarification” of his Charlottesville remarks after commenting on the eclipse and declaring “Wow, everyone’s so white here.”
“As we all know, there was a tragic victim that came out of Charlottesville: me. Folks, as you know, the media has treated me so unfairly by reporting my entire remarks, even the bad ones.”
Baldwin’s Trump goes on to spout his greatest hits, including “We all love the wall don’t we?,” to which Kenan replies with a pitch perfect “Yeah, it’s my favorite album.”
Baldwin closed out his time as Trump by addressing Steve Bannon’s exit, as the specter of Bannon (looking an awful lot like the grim reaper) appeared over his shoulder. After Baldwin slurs “Steve, we love you,” the reaper responds with a menacing “I’m going to crush you.”
While the summer edition of Weekend Update was as hit or miss as the regular time behind the desk, there were plenty of moments like these to make it a worthwhile endeavor. It’s not like there hasn’t been enough insane news this summer for comedy fodder.