SNL: Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump sues federal judges on the People’s Court


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On the night Alec Baldwin hosted Saturday Night Live, the episode took the time to lampoon several members of the Donald Trump administration before getting around to Baldwin lampooning Trump himself. But after Melissa McCarthy portrayed Sean Spicer and then Kate McKinnon portrayed both Jeff Sessions and Kellyanne Conway, it was for Trump – and the sketch saw him suing federal judges on the People’s Court.

The SNL iteration of Donald Trump appeared on the People’s Court to sue the three federal judges from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals who ruled this week against his Muslim ban. The hapless Trump had no idea how court worked, and appeared to believe that he himself was the judge, breaking out his own gavel. At one point the People’s Court judge had to point out that the Appeals Court judges were more legitimate judges than she was.

And when it came time for Trump to call a character witness, he bypassed a disappointed Donald Trump Junior in favor of calling in a shirtless Russian president Vladimir Putin, whom he referred to as “family.” The People’s Court ultimately ruled in favor of the federal judges, and then announced that the next episode would be Donald Trump suing Nordstrom.

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