SNL's Trump Has a Kanye Revelation

Alec Baldwin returns as president, realizes rapper is 'black me'
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 14, 2018 6:52 AM CDT
Updated Oct 14, 2018 7:03 AM CDT

(Newser) – Faced with the target-rich environment that was the week in news, Saturday Night Live opened with Kanye West's lively Oval Office meeting with President Trump, with Alec Baldwin returning for the first time this season as the commander in chief, reports the New York Times. "Thank you all for joining us today for this important discussion," Baldwin intoned in the Cold Open. "It’s in no way a publicity stunt. This is a serious private conversation between three friends, plus 50 reporters with cameras." As Chris Redd's Kanye pontificated about the murder rate, Baldwin drifted to an internal monologue, thinking, "This guy can talk. He doesn’t stop. He doesn’t listen to anyone but himself. Who does he remind me of?" Then: "Oh my God, he’s black me." SNL alum Seth Meyers guest-hosted, and gave his own Kanye anecdote, while Paul Simon was musical guest. Video highlights in the gallery. (Read more Saturday Night Live stories.)

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