Alec Baldwin Plays Two Perverts In Same 'SNL' Sketch
In a parody of Fox's "The O'Reilly Factor," Baldwin did double duty appearing as both Bill O'Reilly, who has recently settled fives cases with women who say the host sexually harassed them (by paying out $13 million), and as President Donald Trump, who came to O'Reilly's defense.
Of course, the president once said,
You know, I'm automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It's like a magnet. Just kiss. I don't even wait. And when you're a star, they let you do it. You can do anything… Grab 'em by the pussy. You can do anything.
So, it isn't really that shocking Trump said O'Reilly did nothing wrong.
In a way, it's fitting these two men are being played by the same person.
Trump and O'Reilly have a lot in common: They're TV stars, they're both gross white dudes, and they're both accused of sexual harassment by women.
In the sketch, O'Reilly thanks Trump for his continued support by saying,
I deeply appreciate your support on behalf of all women. And I'd like to thank you for promoting Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
To which Baldwin's Trump responded,
It's a subject that's near and dear to my hand.
But O'Reilly isn't the first member of Fox who received Trump's support. Last summer, the network's then-CEO Roger Ailes stepped down after repeated accusations of sexual harassment.
Trump suggested the claims against Ailes were "totally unfounded based on what I've read," even calling him a "very, very good person" and a "friend of mine for a long time."
Ah, old white dudes helping other old white dudes grab women by the pussy... I'm so proud to be an American.