On Saturday afternoon, Donald Trump tried yet again to make the case that his $5.7 billion U.S.-Mexico border wall is worth holding up paychecks for hundreds of thousands of federal employees. Hours later, Saturday Night Live turned the whole ridiculous spectacle into fodder for a cold open.
It’s like a greatest hits of political jabs and one-liners turned into TV gags. Nancy Pelosi lusting after power. Mitch McConnell embracing his inner turtle. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez doing social media well. There’s even a “hamberder” joke.