Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump Thinks Wakanda Is a Real Country

Alec Baldwin tackled gun control and Wakanda on 'Saturday Night Live.'

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Saturday Night Live returned after a month off for the Winter Olympics. In an unsurprising but safe move, the show opened with Alec Baldwin reprising his role as Donald Trump in an Anderson Cooper 360 parody.

Baldwin's Trump touched on the hot topics of the past couple weeks, including gun control, Hope Hicks, and of course, Wakanda, which is a real nation in the fake president's mind

"They're all beating us: China, Japan, Wakanda," says Baldwin's Trump. "Wakanda is laughing at us. They've got flying cars, people, in Wakanda."​

As most people ought to know, Wakanda is the technologically advanced but fictional African nation that's the focus of Black PantherAfter a record-breaking first two weeks in theaters, Black Panther spent a third weekend at the top of the box office. Unlike the real Trump, people seem to love Wakanda. 

The cold open sketch also includes appearances from Mike Pence (Beck Bennett) and Dianne Feinstein (Cecily Strong) in addition to the bizarre but not-too-detached-from-reality Trumpisms (On the Parkland school shooting: "We have to take a hard look at mental health—which I have so much of. I have one of the healthiest mentals. My mentals are so high.") Watch the sketch in full above. The Wakanda bit appears at the 3:50 mark.

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