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By Jenny Pierson

Saturday Night Live returned this week with guest Alec Baldwin reprising his role as an openly insecure President Donald Trump.


In the cold open, Baldwin/Trump returned to his supporters in Kentucky to explain some surprising facts. For instance: "A lot of poverty is white now."

But the more issues his supporters raise, the more he ignores (or as he said, "junked!") the problems of job loss, health care, minimum wage and addiction—and the sadder it gets that his audience still supports him.

SNL cast member Beck Bennett as a Trump supporter replies to these insults: "Well, I trust your judgment, sir. There must be some reason you're a billionaire."

"See, we think exactly alike," said Trump. "I say quietly to myself ... there must be some reason I'm a billionaire."

The sketch ends with Baldwin's needling plea for the approval ratings Trump's missing: "So, we cool, right? We still love Trump?"

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Reposted with permission from our media associate AlterNet.

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