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'SNL': Alec Baldwin returns to mock Trump's national emergency press conference

USA TODAY logo USA TODAY 2/17/2019 Erin Jensen
a group of people standing in front of a crowd posing for the camera: Alec Baldwin as President Trump on "SNL" © Provided by USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, Inc. Alec Baldwin as President Trump on "SNL"

As shared on Twitter, Alec Baldwin appeared on this weekend's "Saturday Night Live."

The actor reprised his impression of President Donald Trump for the NBC sketch show's cold open, a play on Friday's press conference from the White House Rose Garden, which drew criticism.

Trump, who has long described the situation on the Southwest border as a "crisis" and an "invasion," appeared to suggest his administration had all the time it needed to build the hundreds of miles of border barrier he has demanded for months.  

"I could do the wall over a longer period of time. I didn't need to do this," Trump said, shortly before he signed a proclamation declaring the emergency. "But I'd rather do it much faster."

Saturday, Baldwin's commander-in-chief divulged "many nights in the grotto" after taking a question from a reporter from Playboy magazine, had a stand-off with CNN's Jim Acosta, played by Kyle Mooney, and even answered a "girl one" (question).

"So, I'm gonna sign these papers for emergency, then I'll immediately be sued," Baldwin's Trump said, "and the ruling will not go in my favor, and then end up in the Supreme Court, and then I'll call my buddy Kavanaugh, and I'll say, 'It's time to repay the Donny,' and he'll say, 'New phone, who dis?' "

Ending the open and introducing the show, Baldwin said: "In conclusion, this is a total emergency, a five-alarm blaze, which means I gotta go to Mar-a-Lago, so I can play some golf and live from New York, it's Saturday Night."

Contributing: John Fritze and Michael Collins

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