If there’s one group of people Donald Trump knows he can count on, it’s his fiercely loyal supporters.
Alec Baldwin returned to “Saturday Night Live” as POTUS to tout all his supposed wins this week and to ensure he still has his fans’ support.
“I met with leaders from China, Egypt and Jordan. Gorsuch was confirmed,” Trump boasted to the crowd. “The media is saying nice things and no one’s talking about Russia. What a difference just 59 tomahawk missiles can make.”
But when a coal miner, played by cast member Kyle Mooney, asked Trump a question about a federal rehab program that’s preventing his wife from moving to a new town with him, Trump brought up how alike he and his supporter really are.
Exact same problem. Go figure. #SNL pic.twitter.com/rj8iP8wZ9a— Saturday Night Live (@nbcsnl) April 9, 2017
“That’s the exact problem I have. My wife doesn’t want to move either,” Trump explained. “She still lives 200 miles away, it’s costing the federal government millions of dollars. It’s nuts, am I right?”
When the coal miner pressed POTUS on the issue ― not without expressing his support first ― Trump, on a whim, decided to slash the federal rehab program altogether.
“Don’t worry about that because we’re going to get rid of it. Junking it. Junked,” Trump assured his weary supporter. “Don’t you feel better now?”
To which the supporter replied, “I’m not sure. But I voted for you and you’re my president.”
Trump continued to field questions from his uncertain fans and cut random programs. Then, he offered the perfect metaphor for his people’s boundless support.
“See that’s why I came here, you people stand by me no matter what,” Trump said. “It’s like you found a finger in your chili, but you still eat the chili because you told everyone how much you love chili. It’s tremendous.”
Before setting off in his helicopter, the president added: “Keep eating that finger chili and remember, I’m one of you!” — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.