'SNL': Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump Fields Impeachment Questions With Will Ferrell's Ambassador Sondland
By Zach Seemayer
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Despite what Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump assured fans in the Saturday Night Live cold open over the weekend, when he said, "Everything is perfect," the sketch didn't exactly go according to plan.
Baldwin reprised his role as the president yet again, taking a press conference in front of his helicopter in an attempt to avoid taking questions from reporters.
Poking fun at Trump's recent screaming press conference regarding the impeachment hearings, Baldwin's Trump brought along a huge stack of papers to read random quotes and bits of recorded conversations.
After awkwardly shooting down allegations of quid pro quo and denying all the charges being leveled against him in the most uncomfortable terms, he was asked about his relationship with Ambassador Gordon Sondland.
"I don't know him," Trump said, before being corrected by reporters. "OK, I know him, but I don't know him know him."
As he spoke, Will Ferrell, decked out as Sondland, stepped out behind Baldwin's Trump, and then everything kind of went south. It's unclear if the cue cards got mixed up or if the actors got mixed up, but both attempted futilely to talk over each other until they just broke character and laughed.
It was a strange moment for the two experienced SNL stars, and they didn't manage to get the train back on track until Sondland shared a message for Trump's detractors.
"You guys need to lay off my guy," Ferrell said. "Everybody loves his ass."
Ferrell served as the night's host during an incredibly star-studded episode that featured cameos from Ryan Reynolds, Larry David, Rachel Dratch, Maya Rudolph, Woody Harrelson and Fred Armisen.
SNL airs live coast-to-coast on Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. ET, 8:30 p.m. PT on NBC.