Donald Trump made history with news of his indictment for entanglement with porn star Stormy Daniels. The April 1st episode of SNL directly referred to that. We break down the details of how the newest SNL episode made fun of the controversial former president.

Trump Indictment SNL Cold Open

‘Saturday Night Live’ parodied Trump’s indictment by having comedian James Austin Johnson, who played the former president in the political sketch, opening the spoof by saying “it is me, I am the problem!”

After saying the line that was an allusion to Taylor Swift’s song “Anti-Hero”, Johnson continued the parody by jokingly saying “what the radical left democrats are doing to me is worse than any crime I’ve committed, and I’ve committed a lot, close to 34.”

Alluding to Trump’s campaign for the 2024 presidential election, Johnson then said “I do not want anything from my base except their love, their votes, and maybe their money. I need their money more than ever.”

SNL Donald Trump parody

Image credit: NBC/Saturday Night Live

The April Fool Joke: Trump’s Song

Perhaps the most memorable moment from the comedy was when Johnson, in his Trump persona, said “Now you may have seen me opening my rallies with my song ‘Justice For All’, which I performed with the J-6 choir. That’s a real thing.”

Johnson added more fodder for laughter by claiming that the song was “the number one downloaded song” and even beat Miley Cyrus’ “Flowers”. The joke did not stop there, however, as it was soon revealed that the SNL version of Trump has released an album called ‘Now That’s What I Call My Legal Defense Fund’ to rake in more cash.

After singing on the stage, SNL Trump claimed that “just to set the record straight, I didn’t even sleep with Stormy Daniels, but in many ways I did. Isn’t it ironic the first time I slept with someone they tried to send me to jail?”

The roughly six minutes skit ended with Johnson singing “The Boy’s A Liar” with the SNL version of his son, Trump Jr., played by Mikey Day.

Trump parody

Image credit: NBC/Saturday Night Live

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