Alec Baldin was back this week as President Trump during the "Saturday Night Live" cold open, which spoofed the president's interview last week with NBC's Lester Holt. In the skit, the "Nightly News" anchor came to the disturbing realization that "nothing matters" when it comes to Trump scandals.
Holt was portrayed by Michael Che, who typically co-hosts SNL's "Weekend Update" sketch. He was visibly frustrated by Baldwin's commander in chief when he realized there was nothing Trump can say that will actually get him in trouble anymore.
Bringing up FBI Director James Comey, who Trump fired this week, Che explained that the White House staff has denied Trump did it because of the FBI's investigation into potential ties between his campaign and Russia.
"No I did. I fired him because of Russia," Baldwin said before a question was even asked.
"Wait what?" asked a confused Che.
Baldwin's answer was simple. "I fired him because of Russia. I thought: He's investigating Russia. I don't like that. I should fire him," he said.
"And you're just admitting that?" Che asked.
"Uh-huh," Baldwin blurted out.
"But that's obstruction of justice!" Che remarked.
"Sure OK," Baldwin said, clearly unconcerned.
"Wait so, did I get him? Is it all over?" Che asked, before getting a message in his earpiece from his producers. "Oh, no I didn't? Nothing matters. Absolutely nothing matters anymore."
Trump fired Comey on Tuesday after receiving a recommendation from the Justice Department to do so. However, during the NBC interview on which the "SNL" cold open is based, Trump said he had long known that he was going to fire Comey, even before the recommendation.
Hosting "Saturday Night Live" this week is Melissa McCarthy. She appeared later in the program reprising her roll as White House press secretary Sean Spicer, a skit which ends with an unexpected kiss.