By Jasmine Washington
Alec Baldwin has been killing it with his hilarious Donald Trump impersonations on Saturday Night Live, but last night he introduced a new character and it was epic!
Moments after Baldwin’s Trump met with unwavering supporters during SNL’s cold open, the veteran actor made an unexpected return during his debut as troubled FOX News correspondent Bill O’Reilly.
Highlighting recent sexual harassment accusations made against the FOX News frontman and millions of dollars paid out in settlements, Baldwin’s O’Reilly struggled to find female correspondents willing to participate on his show. “Many women have come forward and accused me of offering them exciting opportunities here at Fox,” he quipped.
While O’Reilly had a hard time finding women to support him, SNL’s Trump quickly came to his rescue via split screen. No stranger to harassment accusations, Trump’s character joked, “I’m more familiar with this case than I am with, say, health care.”
Donald Trump’s decision to stand by Bill O’Reilly goes further than sketch comedy. President Trump issued his support of O’Reilly IRL, too. “I think he shouldn’t have settled; personally I think he shouldn’t have settled. Because you should have taken it all the way. I don’t think Bill did anything wrong,” POTUS said during a recent interview with the New York Times.
VH1 hosted a Black Women In Comedy event featuring SNL’s Cleghorne alongside some of today’s brightest comics. Watch their discussion in the panel below.