Before we got to Melissa McCarthy's delightful and uncanny impression of White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Saturday Night Live last night, we enjoyed a new cold open with Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump in the Oval Office.
After learning that daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner aren't around to stop him from doing anything crazy, Donald calls in his chief strategist Steve Bannon—whom the SNL writers, seemingly after lots of deliberation, decided to subtly portray as a grim reaper skeleton. Bannon encourages Trump to embark on a series of disastrous phone calls to the leaders of other nations including Australia, Mexico, Germany. Time and again, the president discovers that gaining the upper hand in diplomacy isn't as easy as he thought.
The real Trump, who has been known to angrily tweet about SNL literally every time they make fun of him, hasn't yet commented on last night's sketches, possibly because he's still busy getting mad about the court system challenging his illegal Muslim travel ban. Petulant rage is a full-time job, people!