Alec Baldwin portrayed both Bill O’Reilly and Donald Trump in a Saturday Night Live sketch about the Fox News host’s sexual harassment accusations and shrinking sponsorship.
“The scandal that everyone’s been talking about all week, a scandal no one thought I’d have the guts to address head on, about the shocking allegations of gross misconduct and abuse of power… that have been levied against the Obama administration,” Baldwin’s host said at the top of the O’Reilly Factorsketch, sidestepping the controversy.
After a commercial break – “As you know, 60 of our sponsors have pulled their ads from the program, no word of why yet,” the host said, thanking companies like “Dog Cocaine,” horse aphrodisiac Eliquis and the movie CHiPs for sticking with him – the host welcomed Trump to the program.
“This is hard for me to discuss but I’ve also been in the news this week, apparently several women have come forward and accused me of offering them exciting opportunities here at Fox,” “O’Reilly” said. “Beyond that, the details are a bit fuzzy, but one man was brave enough to come to my defense and is unimpeachable on all female issues, now he’s here tonight.”
Via satellite (and well-timed pre-taped footage), Baldwin’s Trump then spoke with Baldwin’s O’Reilly about the accusations facing the Fox News host, despite not knowing the details of the lawsuits.
“I’m more familiar with this case than I am say health care, but I didn’t really look into it much, no. I was too busy being super presidential and bombing a bunch of [bleeps],” the president bragged.
“Trump” also visited The O’Reilly Factor to promote Sexual Assault Awareness Month, “a subject near and dear to my hand,” the president said.