President Trump finally met his match — at least in Studio 8H, as Saturday Night Live skewered his surreal Oval Office meeting earlier this week with Kanye West.
“Oh my God, he’s black me!” Trump, as portrayed by recurring guest star Alec Baldwin, realized in voice-over as Yeezy — a “Make America Great Again”-hatted Chris Redd — riffed on some of the president’s more bizarre past claims.
“I don’t want to brag, but I really have a high IQ,” West said as football legend Jim Brown (Kenan Thompson) looked on, increasingly bewildered. “I’m a stable genius. I got a big brain, and I got the best words!”
It wasn’t long before Brown and Trump realized that they were in over their heads trying to keep up with the rapper’s ramblings.
“Oh my Lord. What have I gotten myself into?” thought Brown in voiceover. “I played football with a leather helmet and my brain is still working better than his.”
Added Trump, “I’ve been in the room with Dennis Rodman and Kim Jong-un and they made a lot more sense than him.”
The show’s writing team didn’t have to reach far for much of the cold open’s material, lifting many moments nearly directly from Thursday’s stranger-than-fiction scene in the West Wing.
They included Kanye’s reality-bending proclamation that “Time is a myth,” his unlocking of his iPhone with the code “000000” to show Trump a prototype jet to replace Air Force One — here Wonder Woman’s Invisible Plane — and ending the summit by wrapping the commander-in-chief in a bear hug.