As terrifying as the world is quickly becoming, it’s good to know that we’ll always have Saturday Night Live and Alec Baldwin to get us through the tough political times.
This week, Baldwin took on Donald Trump’s conversation with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, and the skit was terrifyingly spot on.
“I’ve had a long day,” Trump begins telling his counselor Steve Bannon, who is aptly dressed as the Grim Reaper. “I’m tired and cranky and I feel like I could just freak out on somebody.”
“Then maybe you should call Australia?” Bannon replies.
"I mean, I haven't been briefed or anything, but what could go wrong?" the Donald replies before picking up the phone.
“I hear there’s been a lot of blowback over your Muslim ban,” Turnbull (played by SNL regular Beck Bennett) says through a pretty ordinary Aussie accent.
“Ah, no there wasn’t, everyone loves it” Trump replies. “And we had to do it because of that huge massacre at Bowling Green,” he continues, referencing the fictional massacre mentioned by Presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway.
Looking stunned, Trump yells, “No, no no. No refugees, America first, Australia sucks, your reef is failing, prepare to go to war!"
And because this is a Trump skit and, you know, it's Trump, calls are then made to Mexico, Germany and Zimbabwe.
"Guy who's gonna pay for the wall says what?" Trump says to Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto in a similarly nonsensical call.
"You're paying loser; you're a bad hombre, here come our tanks, prepare to go to war," Trump screams before hanging up again.
It was accurate, it was hilarious, it was one of the few rays of light we have during these dark days.
Whether or not Sean Spicer slams the show in his next press briefing, we'll just have to wait and see.