‘Why don’t you sit over there with Latvia?’ Jimmy Fallon, James Corden, and Paul Rudd play gossiping NATO leaders Justin Trudeau, Boris Johnson, and Emmanuel Macron who are too cool for President Trump in hilarious SNL cold open
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Saturday Night Live spoofed the gossiping European leaders who were caught on a hot mic giggling about President Trump at the recent NATO summit in London by likening it to a high school cafeteria.
Fallon portrayed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau while Rudd parodied French President Emmanuel Macron.
Corden was spot-on in his portrayal of disheveled UK Prime Miminster Boris Johnson.
In the skit, the three leaders send Trump away from the ‘cool kids’ table’ at the cafeteria to sit with the president of Latvia.
President Trump (played by Alec Baldwin on the far left) is being excluded by the ‘cool kids’ Justin Trudeau, Emmanuel Macron, and Boris Johnson – who are played by Jimmy Fallon (second from left); Paul Rudd (second from right); and James Corden (far right)
The sketch was based on the viral video clip from Tuesday which showed Trudeau, Macron and Johnson at the Buckingham Palace NATO reception appearing to gossip about Trump and the length of his impromptu press conferences.
In the clip, Johnson asks: ‘Is that why you were late?’ as he stoops down and chuckles in disbelief, before Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau, swigging from his drink, shoots back: ‘He was late because he takes a 40 minute press conference off the top.’
The sketch was based on the viral video clip from Tuesday which showed Trudeau, M acron and Johnson at the Buckingham Palace NATO reception appearing to gossip about Trump and the length of his impromptu press conferences
Trump, pictured greeting NATO Secretary General Jens Stollenberg and British PM Boris Johnson, cut short his trip and returned to Washington after the clip of his fellow leaders mocking him aired
The video then cuts to a later clip, which is without context, and sees Macron pointing furiously before Dutch PM Mark Rutte exclaims ‘fake news media’ and Trudeau adds: ‘You just watched his team’s jaws drop to the floor.’
He then motions as if his jaw is dropping. However, it is not known if Trump is the focus of that comment as the video has been edited.
The SNL sketch begins with two women – one of whom is the prime minister of Denmark, Mette Frederiken, and the other is her counterpart from Norway, Erna Solberg.