James Corden plays Boris Johnson in SNL sketch ahead of election week

Brenda Watkins
December 8, 2019

Fallon portrayed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau while Rudd parodied French President Emmanuel Macron.

The sketch plays on an incident earlier in the week in which a group including Mr Johnson, Mr Trudeau and Mr Macron was filmed apparently gossiping about the U.S. president's unorthodox style at Buckingham Palace, although Mr Trump is not mentioned by name.

The news of the week heading into the latest Saturday Night Live was the video featuring North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders Justin Trudeau, Emmanuel Macron, and Boris Johnson laughing at Donald Trump.

Jimmy Fallon, Paul Rudd, and James Corden step in as Trudeau, Macron, and Johnson in a sketch that turns the embarrassing state of USA foreign affairs (as wrought by Trump) into high school cafeteria's "cool kids" table.

"Did you see him speak for 45 minutes the other day?" Rudd asked. "It was just supposed to be for a photo".

"Well if I looked like him I'd try to distract the photographer, too", Jimmy Fallon responded as Trudeau.

The three world leaders won't let Trump sit at the cool kids' table and put a sign on his back saying, "IMPEACH ME!"

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When informed he's not welcome, because he's not their friend, Trump said sadly, "Well I'm Boris's friend, right Boris?"

The sketch pokes fun at Johnson's inclusion in the caught-on-video chat, given the British prime minister's generally closer relationship with Trump.

"I'm hanging out with these guys now", Corden told a crestfallen Baldwin.

"Don't make this harder than it already is", Corden says, looking away.

On Wednesday Trump denounced Trudeau's remarks, saying during a press conference alongside Merkel that the Canadian prime minister is "two-faced" and that "he's a nice guy, but the truth is I called him out on the fact he's not paying 2 percent (in military spending) and I guess he's not happy about it".

"Those are my best friends", the Trump character says. They told her Barack Obama might be stopping by.

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