Earlier this week we all had a heyday with Trump's "SEE YOU IN COURT" tweet. But in which court exactly was he going to see them? Last night on SNL, host Alec Baldwin returned to take the case—not to the supreme court (as it likely will IRL), but to The People's Court. Yes, we're talking about that daytime reality TV court show you only watched when you were home sick from school and delirious with the flu. And Trump, the plaintiff, is asking the three defendants—the federal judges who unanimously rejected his travel ban as unconstitutional—to reinstate the travel ban and pay him $725 in reparations.
"First of all, Mr. Trump you understand that this is a TV court, right?" judge Marilyn Millian (played by Vanessa Bayer) asks him. "That's okay, I'm a TV president," Trump replies.
The sketch is full of great one-liners like that from Trump that reveal the way he thinks about himself and the world around him, especially the "injustices" he perceives himself as being dealt. When first addressing the judge , Trump says, "Thank you Judge, or what do you call a lady judge? A flight attendant, something like that." It's both a laugh-worthy moment and a cringe-worthy one, since Trump has spoken about women in a proudly objectifying manner, and bragged about sexual assault.
Bayer nails the unfazed, almost to the point of boredom, attitude of Judge Millian from the actual show. When Trump makes his opening statement that he has been treated unfairly and he wants the travel ban reinstated, she replies, "you know, earlier this woman asked me to award her joint custody of a snake and she had more of a case than you." Plus, the overall conceit of Trump's case being heard in a TV small claims court is heard makes the point that Trump's gripes with the judicial system are as unsubstantial as an unemployed 40-year-old man who is taking his mom to court for asking him to pay rent.
Watch Trump try to win his $750 from the 9th circuit here: