"The government has been shut down for, like, a month, and I spent two hours at TSA in Atlanta. They thought I was smuggling extra teeth in my mouth," explained Steve Harvey, Kenan Thompson, who was filling in for the show's normal host, Howie Mandel.
Thompson's Harvey then brought Baldwin's Donald Trump to play
"Earlier today you went on TV and you told the American people that you wanted to make a deal," Thompson's Harvey told Baldwin's Trump. "We decided to do this in the only format you could understand: a TV game show with women holding briefcases."
Baldwin's Trump explained that he wants $ 5 billion for his border wall. He then met the members of the Congress who were holding "Deal or No Deal" briefs of counteroffers. The Fake Trump kicked off the game by choosing "Fancy Nancy Peloser," and nickname for Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, who was played by Kate McKinnon.
McKinnon's Pelosi offered to end shutdown if Trump accepted $ 1
Baldwin's Trump turned the deal down because he was not $ 5 billion and he "needs $ 5 billion because that's the first random number I said."
"Deal or No Deal" Baldwin's Trump picked others from Congress such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (played by Melissa Villaseñor) and Mitch McConnell (played by Beck Bennett) before landing on a Clemson football player.
The Clemson football player, played by Pete Davidson, did not have a briefcase filled with a counteroffer but rather a case of hamburgers or as he called them "hamberders." The scene referred to the national champion's recent football team's recent visit to the White House, during which they were served fast food. President Trump later mistakenly referred to the meal as "hambers" on Twitter
"Oh Steve, I have not eaten a hamburger in almost 15 minutes," Baldwin's Trump said. "I'm going to make that deal."
"You're ending the shutdown for a hamburger ?!" Thompson's Harvey said. "Well, I guess that makes sense as anything else going on these days."
Thompson, Baldwin and Davidson then kicked off the show with his signature phrase, "Live … From New York. "