He completely disregarded the directive, though, instead launching into a rambling spiel about the flying powers of his MAGA hat, skipping from the 12th Amendment to the 14th, and how the murder rate in Chicago is going down so much it will soon be negative: "We're gonna be digging bodies out of the ground!" He then went into a long speech about different dimensions and universes that quickly went off the rails. "Oh this guy might be cuckoo", thinks Trump as West continues to rant on.
It ends with Trump telling Kanye that he loves him and that they have a lot in common: "We are both geniuses, we're both married to handsome women and we've both definitely been recorded saying the N-word".
Then: "Oh my God, he's black me".
"He doesn't stop. He doesn't listen to anyone but himself".
The best line of the sketch, though, may have gone to Jost, who offered this analysis: "It's really pretty simple: Kanye wants to be Trump's famous friend because Obama called Kanye a jackass and if the president of the United States called you a jackass you'd go, you know who I like, the next president". "It's like I'm being visited by the ghost of Christmas Black!"
Thompson's Brown was also listening to West's talk and felt a little concerned for himself. "Oh my Lord! What have I gotten myself into?" he says in an internal monologue. "I'm a stable genius".
There were some aspects of West that made Trump feel "better", though, specifically the fact that he uses six zeroes as his phone passcode, while Baldwin's Trump said he uses "80085 - boobs".
There's more - a lot more - including Kanye declaring "I am the best living recording artist", boasting about his IQ and assuring us all he's not insane. he just needs some sleep.
This content was republished with permission from CNN.