For a little background, Bill O’Reilly is theFox News anchor whose alleged sexual misconduct has cost the network millions in court settlements and lost sponsorships. Donald Trump is President of the United States who has also been accused of sexual misconduct, and who came to O’Reilly’sdefense as that harassment story broke.
Alec Baldwin is an actor who can brilliantly portray entitled, obnoxious, rich menwho mistreat women, so it was only a matter of time before he played both at the same time.
That time was Saturday night on Saturday Night Live, of course.
Baldwin’s O’Reilly opened the segment by promising to address “the scandal everyone’s been talking about all week.”
“The scandal no one thought I’d have the guts to address head on,” he added, “about the shocking allegations of abuse of power that have been leveled against … the Obama administration.”
He then attempted to throw it over to journalist Laurie Dhue, before being told by a producer that she no longer worked at the company. “What? Did she get the check?” he murmured.
Then O’Reilly introduced Trump, and at first it was a mutual love fest, with O’Reilly remarking that Trump looked even better on TV.
“I know, I do. I look fantastic and can I tell you something? I actually see a lot of myself in you, Bill,” Trump said with a look of approval.
O’Reilly then thanked the president for coming to his defense with that whole pesky sex scandal hoopla.
Trump said he was basing O’Reilly’s innocence on “a loose hunch,” before admitting, “I’m more familiar with this case than I am with, say, healthcare, but I didn’t really look into it much. No, I was too busy being super presidential by bombing a bunch of shit.”
O’Reilly-Baldwin closed by thanking Trump-Baldwin for promoting “sexual assault awareness month,” which Trump said was “a subject that’s near and dear to my hand.”
Long story short, Baldwin nailed it.
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