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SNL imagines how President Trump would handle an alien invasion

Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump for SNL

Alec Baldwin reprised his impression of President Trump for Saturday Night Live in a skit imagining how Trump would handle an Independence Day-style alien invasion. The scene was set for Trump to deliver a patriotic tear-jerker of a speech like the movie's President Whitmore, but — well, suffice it to say it doesn't quite work out that way.

"What a beautiful day," Baldwin's Trump begins as he addresses soldiers about to face a formidable alien foe. "Who here loves Trump?"

"Now here's the deal," he continues in a parody of the real Trump's recent remarks about the military. "We're going to beat these aliens because we've got the best military — but we don't win anymore. And the aliens are laughing at us. They're killing us and they're laughing at us."

Trump's plan, it turns out, involves fighting the aliens by "bring[ing] coal back." "But Mr. President, what about the aliens?" Kenan Thompson's soldier protests. "They just vaporized the entire state of California!" "So then I won the popular vote?" Trump replies. Watch the full sketch below. Bonnie Kristian