"Saturday Night Live" opened this weekend’s show in the Oval Office, where Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump wondered if walls could actually hear him and reminisced about the times he made some key decisions in the room.
Fortunately, Vice President Mike Pence was there to remind him that most of those important events — like ordering military strike against Syria and meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping — took place in president's winter White House, Mar-a-Lago.
Then, on the insistence of his second-in-command, Trump realized the time had finally come to dismiss one of his two key advisers. While it seemed he would love to keep both, he was forced choose who to boot.
In order to find out which one of his trusted advisers would earn the right to sit behind the big desk and act as the president, Baldwin's Trump held an elimination round in the style of his old reality show "The Apprentice."
After inviting his very stylish and very quiet son-in-law Jared Kushner, played by late night host Jimmy Fallon, and his former campaign chairman Steve Bannon, played by the Grim Reaper, into the Oval Office, Trump detailed what makes each important to him.
Ultimately, he chose Fallon's Kushner.
"Jared, you're such an inspiration," Baldwin as Trump said. "You've shown everybody that if you are born rich and marry my daughter, you can do anything you want."
Bannon, on the other hand, was banished as Trump told him to “join Kellyanne Conway in the basement.”
“But you get to come back at the end of all this and help send me to prison,” he added.
The faux-president then forfeited his desk to Kushner, making himself comfortable at his much smaller desk.
The latest episode of the "Saturday Night Live" wasn't special just for bringing out big stars, but also for going live at the same time coast-to-coast for the first time in its long history.
Watch the hilarious cold open in the video above.
Thumbnail Credits: YouTube Screengrab/Saturday Night Live