“Saturday Night Live” said farewell to President Trump’s administration and considered a White House run with host Dwayne Johnson.
The cast gathered for an endearing “Hallelujah” tribute around Alec Baldwin’s impersonation of the President, as the real Trump faces mounting chaos in the White House.
The sketch show took a cue from its ode to Hillary Clinton’s presidential election loss with the pantsuit-wearing Kate McKinnon behind the piano in November, singing Leonard Cohen’s heartfelt hit.
Live from New York, the “Saturday Night Live” Trump administration come together for a "Hallelujah" sing-along.
The show’s hellish Stephen Bannon and frenzied Kellyanne Conway emerged from their White House hideaway to join the sing-along in the latest episode Saturday, along with actress Scarlett Johansson as “complicit” Ivanka Trump.
Trump’s adult sons, Eric and Donald Trump Jr., were also seen grimacing with emotion. Saturday Night Live's Mikey Day and Alex Moffat portray President Trump's sons.
With a world of scandals at risk of undoing President Trump's administration, SNL contemplated a presidential bid with its host, Dwayne Johnson. Why not ????
Dwayne Johnson and Tom Hanks declare their fictional White House bid as 2020 running mates.
The 45-year-old actor and former pro-wrestler jokingly introduced Tom Hanks as his 2020 running mate and snubbed a hopeful Baldwin during his monologue, which celebrated his fifth stint as SNL’s host.“Starting tonight, I am running for the President of the United States,” Johnson said, referencing growing speculation that he's actually interested in running for office.
“In the past, I never would have considered running for President. I didn’t think I was qualified, but now I’m actually worried that I’m too qualified,” he later added, taking a jab at Trump for lacking political experience prior to his 2016 win.
Johnson’s political aspirations surfaced during a British GQ interview in 2016. He said he would be open to seeking public office, without elaborating if that would extend to a White House campaign.
Earlier this month, Johnson said that a presidential run is “a real possibility.”