Baldwin kicked off SNL with a cold open examining the busy schedule the president-elect faces as he begins his transition into the White House and how his many campaign promises might prove to be more difficult than he previously anticipated.
After taking meetings with several of his campaign supporters who were excited to hear Trump's plans for some of the country's biggest problems -- including ideas for defeating ISIS and bringing "every job" back to America -- he got a visit from SNL alum Jason Sudeikis as Mitt Romney, who's being considered for the position of Secretary of State.
After shaking hands for an incredibly long and uncomfortable stretch of time, Romney and Trump came to the same conclusion: "This isn't going to work, is it?" Sudeikis' Romney asks, to which Trump replies, "I don't think so."
The highlight of the sketch came in the flustered and almost traumatized expressions on the face of Trump's campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, played brilliantly by Kate McKinnon, who previously appeared opposite Baldwin as Hillary Clinton.
"I just want to thank you for all you've done," Baldwin's Trump shared. "I wouldn't be president without you."
"I think about that every day," McKinnon's shell-shocked Conway replied.
Trump later met with vice-president-elect, Mike Pence, played by Beck Bennett, who he referred to as "the reason I'll never get impeached."
Trump also asked Pence how his recent visit to Hamilton
went. He jokingly replied, "It was good. I got a free lecture," referencing the recent headline-making moment when the hit Broadway show's cast directly addressed Pence
in the audience.
After breaking down all the challenges a clearly reluctant Trump will be facing over the first four years of his presidency, Trump sought some reassurance, asking Pence, "Mike, you're going to do everything, right?"
"Yes, sir," Pence said supportively before the two embraced to deliver the show's iconic opening line, "Live from New York... It's Saturday night!"
Though Baldwin reprised his role as Trump this weekend, he recently revealed to Vanity Fair
that fans won't be seeing him
nearly as often as they have been.
"I'm going to do it again this weekend, but not all that often. There was a lot of things online that was said about it -- like why didn't I do it after the election?" I was booked that weekend," the 58-year-old actor explained. "Not even other jobs; we have things to do. It crashes every weekend."