For the final cold open of “Saturday Night Live”‘s 44th season, there was a singalong in the Oval Office.
Alec Baldwin’s President Trump started it all off with these words: “Tonight, I’m gonna have myself a real good time.”
Yes, just like the words of Queen’s upbeat hit “Don’t Stop Me Now.”
But instead of “burnin’ through the sky, two hundred degrees,” he sang that he’s, “burnin’ every bridge, pickin’ every fight.” Lyrics about Trump’s tariffs on China and new laws about abortion policies replaced Queen’s, with the help of more singers from the president’s orbit.
Among them: Vice President Mike Pence (Beck Bennett), who sang about wanting to “make a super straight man out of you”; Justice Clarence Thomas (Kenan Thompson), who had a line saying “women are screwed”; Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders) who crooned that “you can’t subpoena him; he’s gonna obstruct”; Melania Trump (Cecily Strong), who sang, “They call him Mr. Bad Advice because he listens to the Fox News guys”; and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross (Kate McKinnon), who had a guitar solo and lyric about spending “100 bucks for a tomato.”
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Kanye West (Chris Redd) also chimed in and shimmied with a group around Trump’s desk. Robert Mueller (Robert De Niro) tried to interrupt, but to no avail. And Eric Trump (Alex Moffat) also wanted to be a part of the singing, but instead burst into the “Muppet Show” theme song.
When the song was over, Baldwin’s Trump spoke to the camera, acknowledging that it’s the “SNL” season finale.
“It’s been fun. I don’t know what’s next for me,” he said. “Tune in next season to see who lives and who dies.”
And in a nod to “Game of Thrones,” McKinnon’s Ross added: “I live for another 150 years and the Iron Throne will be mine!”