Not only does “Saturday Night Live’s” James Austin Johnson do a convincing Joe BidenHe got it right! Donald Trump as the “former and basically current” blowhard president appeared on a mock “Justice With Judge Jeanine” in the cold open.
“I just wanted to congratulate [Virgina Governor-elect] Glenn Youngkin, and mostly myself, on a tremendous victory in Virginia,” said Johnson, capturing Trump’s relentless arrogance, quirky speech patterns and loop-de-loop trains of thought.
“Oh we love to win, and you know what? You’re gonna see a lot more winning where that came from, let me tell you.” (An extremely uncomfortable Youngkin, played by Alex Moffat, asks to be taken off the split screen with “Trump,” who’s not having it.)
“You know what? Most people don’t like Glenn, but he’s a wonderful guy, okay?” says Johnson’s Trump.
In his most dead-on cloning of Trump, Johnson talks about the “PC police” canceling Christmas.
“You know what? It is true. This is true. And he says, he said to me: ’Sir, my name is Santa Claus, and Christmas is cancelled.′ And I said, ’We’re not going to let that happen, Santa. And that’s why I asked him to give Virginia to Glenn Youngkin … Santa did it because he loves America.”
“Well, I had my ears sealed, so nothing comes in or out,” he explains.
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