‘Fox & Friends’ cheers the Nunes memo and Trump’s insecurities on ‘SNL’On February 4, 2018 by Maybell
For this week’s cold open sketch, Saturday Night Live paid a visit to Donald Trump’s preferred source of fake news, Fox & Friends.
A sketch like this is all about the celebrity guests, and this one doesn’t disappoint. Cecily Strong delivers her impression of Trump Communications Director Hope Hicks, who compares jobs at the White House to “when a group of strangers suddenly work together to push a beached whale back into the sea.”
Chris Redd owns his moment as Louis Farrakhan. He can’t understand why he’s on Fox News and the Fox & Friends crew has no concept of who they’re talking to. If IRL Farrakhan appeared on Fox, it would probably go something like this.
Lastly, the show gets a surprise call from none other than Trump himself (Alec Baldwin’s Trump, of course). It’s great to see Baldwin on the show again, but in terms of comedy, the moments from Strong and Redd both have him beat.