SNL Has Solution to the Shutdown

Alec Baldwin's Trump plays a little game of 'Deal or No Deal' with members of Congress
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 20, 2019 8:43 AM CST

With no deal to end the government shutdown, Saturday Night Live tried to find a simple solution for Alec Baldwin's President Trump character. As Kenan Thompson as Steve Harvey on Deal or No Deal said, "We decided to do this in the only format that you can understand: A TV game show with women holding briefcases." Baldwin's proposal, per the New York Times: "Five billion for my border wall, and in exchange I’ll extend DACA, and I’ll release the kids from cages so they can be free-range kids." The sketch featured Kate McKinnon as Nancy Pelosi with an offer of "$1 billion + you say 'Nancy’s my mommy.'" Other offers came from Alex Moffat's Chuck Schumer, Melissa Villaseñor's Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Leslie Jones' Maxine Waters before Pete Davidson finally found the way to Baldwin's heart. Rachel Brosnahan guest-hosted and video highlights are in the gallery. (More Saturday Night Live stories.)

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