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Alec Baldwin 'SNL' Trump Parody Returns to Mock Arizona Rally

By    |   Friday, 25 August 2017 08:55 AM

Alec Baldwin returned to "SNL" Thursday to portray President Donald Trump in an effort to get a few laughs over his controversial Charlottesville comments, his Phoenix, Arizona, rally, and firing of chief strategist Steve Bannon.

Baldwin, who received an Emmy nomination for his comical take on the president on "Saturday Night Live," returned in the "SNL" spinoff "Weekend Update: Summer Edition" in character to go over the week's events, NBC News noted.

In front of the mock Arizona rally, Baldwin had fun with Trump's evolving comments on the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Aug. 12, NBC News wrote. The president was criticized by Democrats and Republicans for saying that white nationalists and counter-protesters were both to blame for the violence.

"There was a tragic victim that came out of Charlottesville: Me!" Baldwin's Trump told the cheering mock crowd.

"I wanted to set the record straight about exactly what I said and I have the transcript right here," he said, pulling out a piece of paper but began repeating the remarks he made during the 2005 "Access Hollywood" tape that nearly derailed his presidential campaign last year, NBC News noted.

The show took one more stab at Bannon, who was portrayed during "Saturday Night Live" last season as the Grim Reaper, NBC News noted.

"You've only made me more powerful," the Grim Reaper Bannon told Baldwin's Trump.

Baldwin then added: "Steve is going on to Breitbart. He'll be fighting the good fight against globalist cucks like my son-in-law, Jared (Kushner)."

"Saturday Night Live" has made the most of the Trump administration. With Melissa McCarthy's portrayal of former White House spokesman Sean Spicer, the live sketch comedy series soared to a 30 percent boost in ratings over last year and had its best viewership since the 1993-94 season, Vulture.com reported.

Last month, "SNL" was honored with 22 Emmy nominations, tying it with HBO's "Westworld" for the most nominations for the 2017 award season, Variety noted.

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Alec Baldwin returned to "SNL" Thursday to portray President Donald Trump in an effort to get a few laughs over his controversial Charlottesville comments, his Phoenix, Arizona, rally, and firing of chief strategist Steve Bannon.
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