As expected, this weekend's episode of Saturday Night Live couldn't help but poke fun at some of the biggest news of the year so far – Donald Trump's indictment. In case you missed it, the former president is now facing criminal charges for allegedly giving hush money to Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about their previous sexual relationship. He's expected to turn himself into the New York Police Department in the coming days, at which time the world will see a highly anticipated mugshot of the reality star.
In their usual fashion, the late-night comedy show used other relevant pop culture tropes to commentate on Trump's situation. James Austin Johnson stepped into character as the politician, announcing to audiences that he's ready to head into custody. "It's time I come clean and admit I broke the law and go quietly to prison," he reluctantly says, before adding, "April Fools!" As XXL notes, the embattled entertainer then jokes about needing more money for his legal defense team, which he's raising by dropping two cover albums – NOW That's What I Call My Legal Defense Fund and Trump Bopz.
SNL Pokes Fun at Donald Trump's Indictment
According to the skit, the projects feature 30 songs, all covered by Trump. Among the titles are Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton's "Islands in the Stream," as well as Alanis Morissette's "Ironic." Additionally, his son Donald Trump Jr. (played by Mikey Day) joined him to remix Ice Spice and Pink Pantheress' "Boy's a liar Pt. 2," which has become incredibly popular on TikTok over the past few weeks. "This is really emotional. It might be the last time I see you," the younger of the two men confessed before their hilarious performance.
After finishing their song, the Trump family patriarch declared, "We love Ice Spice. Beautiful hair, beautiful hair." Of course, social media users have been loving the skit, and it's surely only a matter of time until the Bronx Baddie herself replies. Besides those antics, many SNL viewers were eager to see Lil Yachty's performance of "The Black Seminole" and "Drive Me Crazy" on last night's episode. Check those out for yourself here, and tap back in later for any updates on Donald Trump's impending arrest.