SNL Pokes Fun at Alec Baldwin on Cold Open

Bessie Dean
November 7, 2018

New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman said the "Saturday Night Live" actor once blocked her on Twitter and berated her for covering an event he was involved with in a way that he did not find satisfactory. She also bemoans the fact that "white nationalism" is now considered "bad".

The cold open of NBC's variety show kicked off with Kate McKinnon playing Fox anchor Laura Ingraham as the host covered the march of migrants in Central America toward the USA border.

"I haven't just heard about it, I have seen it with my own eyes", Pirro said, rolling footage of Americans fighting for holiday doorbusters. Strong also alluded to Trump's unsubstantiated comments about Middle Easterners possibly populating the marchers, saying the caravan has "hella Alladins". "They took the very common direct flight from Iran to Guatemala, claimed their elephants as service animals, and then rode them straight into Mexico", warns Strong. "It makes too much sense".

For a discussion of the controversy surrounding the current migrant caravan, video examples purporting to show the caravan included a mob of customers storming a shopping center during the holidays, a zombie apocalypse scene from the Brad Pitt film Z Nation and a swarm of fiddler crabs on the beach. "Take a look at this footage of the caravan from earlier today..."

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Ingraham then thanked her sponsors: warm ice cream, My Hemorrhoid Donut, and White Castle ("a castle for whites? yes, please").

"My God, and those are humans?" asked McKinnon's Ingraham. Thompson's character also poked fun at the number of immigrant women that are pregnant. "And the babies - get this - are pregnant".

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