Alec Baldwin has reprised his role as Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live, sending up the president in a skit showing him confronting an imminent alien attack.
Baldwin, dressed in a bomber jacket, addresses troops as aliens from the planet Zorblatt 9 threaten the United States.
“Hello yes, what a beautiful day. Everybody loves Trump,” he began, in the late night airing on Saturday.
“Now here is the deal: we are going to beat these aliens because we have got the best military. But we don’t win any more. The aliens are laughing at us. They are killing us. And laughing at us.
“Here’s what we are going to do. We are going to bring coal back.”
Flanked by his generals, and with smoke effects and crashes behind, Mr Trump is told that the entire state of California has been “vaporised”.
“So I won the popular vote?” he replies.
“Sir, please, everyone in California is dead.”
Baldwin’s caricature of Mr Trump has seen ratings for the comedy show soar – and infuriated the president. Mr Trump has tweeted that Baldwin’s impersonation of him “stinks,” and that the show is “boring,” “unfunny” and evidence of “media rigging” the election.
.@NBCNews is bad but Saturday Night Live is the worst of NBC. Not funny, cast is terrible, always a complete hit job. Really bad television!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 15, 2017
But that has only spurred on the comedy team.
When informed of the alien invasion, Baldwin’s Trump says: “We don’t know they are from Zorblatt 9. I have actually heard that Zorblatt 9 is very beautiful, very fantastic.”
An astonished soldier responds: “My God – does he actually have business ties on Zorblatt 9?”
The president then goes on to claim that there are “aliens among us - shape shifters – they look like regular people, but they are actually here.”
He then points to two black women, and demands a FBI investigation. His information that the women are aliens, he said, came: “From a very reputable source. Infowars. It’s totally legit because he is always taking off his shirt.”
On being told that his hotel was destroyed in an alien attack, but that it was empty as no one was staying there, “Trump” replied: “That’s not true. I’m sure a lot of very high quality people died.”
Baldwin has said that he will soon stop his presidential impersonation.
“The maliciousness of this White House has people very worried, which is why I’m not going to do it much longer by the way, the impersonation,” he told entertainment show Extra.
“I don’t know how much more people can take it, you know.”
Saturday’s show also saw Scarlett Johansson spoof Ivanka Trump, in a perfume ad entitled “Complicit”.