Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s recent mockery of U.S. President Donald Trump has received the “Saturday Night Live” treatment, with some big-name comedians dropping in to portray Trudeau and other world leaders as cool kids teasing a clueless Trump.
Jimmy Fallon as Mr. Trudeau, Paul Rudd as French President Emmanuel Macron, and James Corden as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson won’t let Trump sit at their table in the skit and put a sign on his back saying, “IMPEACH ME!!!”
Nearly one week ago, Trudeau was seen standing in a huddle with Mr. Macron, Mr. Johnson, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Britain’s Princess Anne, daughter of Queen Elizabeth II, at a Buckingham Palace reception for leaders at the NATO summit, joking about Mr. Trump’s long, impromptu press conferences.
“Some dismissed it as petty high school gossip,” the sketch begins, “but you should have seen what happened in the NATO cafeteria.”
The sketch pokes fun at Mr. Johnson’s inclusion in the caught-on-video chat, given the British prime minister’s generally closer relationship with Mr. Trump.
Mr. Rudd’s Mr. Macron tells Mr. Baldwin’s Mr. Trump that an empty seat had been promised to a friend, to which the Trump character replies that he is Mr. Johnson’s friend.
“Don’t make this harder than it already is,” Mr. Corden says, looking away. “I’m hanging out with these guys now.”
The sketch has the Mr. Trudeau character mocking Mr. Trump’s appearance and intelligence, while the Mr. Macron character tells the others to wave to Mr. Trump at the other table, “so he thinks we like him.”
“Those are my best friends,” the parody of Mr. Trump says. “We run this place.”
The Mr. Johnson character also makes a joke about Mr. Macron’s wife being older, and the Mr. Trump character says, “That’s good. I like when it’s mean, but not about me.”
The real Mr. Trump has seemed to shrug off the recording, calling Mr. Trudeau “two-faced,” but also overall a good guy.
Later in the show, during the Weekend Update segment, they take one more dig at Mr. Trudeau, playing off of Trump’s “two-faced” comment.
“It’s true, I’ve definitely seen Trudeau with at least one other face,” said Weekend Update co-anchor Colin Jost, while displaying a 2001 picture of Mr. Trudeau wearing brownface as part of an Aladdin costume that emerged during the fall election.
The NATO video also came to the attention of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, who used it in an ad which states that the world is laughing at Mr. Trump.
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