"We chose to do this in the only format that you can understand, a TV game show with women holding briefcases", Steve Harvey (Kenan Thompson) said, after bringing out the "guy who said he would own the shutdown".
Saturday Night Live returned after a small break to tackle the government shutdown in a game of "Deal or No Deal: Government Shutdown Edition".
SNL's Trump begins with five, prompting the show's Harvey to say "you wanna open suitcase number 5?"
He opens the crave case to reveal "Hamberders", which is enough for Trump to make a deal to end the shutdown. "So then, he offers "$15 + pastrami on rye", but Baldwin's Trump chooses no deal, even though "every time you choose 'no deal, ' half a million federal employees work another day without getting paid".
Trump actually picks briefcase #3 as his first choice, which is being held by a characterized version of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who says she's feeling "normal, not drunk on power or anything".
Trump then explained his counteroffer.
"Nancy Pelosi, played by chameleon Kate McKinnon (who later in the show played Elizabeth Warren with aplomb), offered Trump "$1 billion and you say, 'Nancy's my mommy'".
After rejecting offers from Maxine Waters, Alexandria Ocasia-Cortez, Mitch McConnell and Corey Booker, before turning to a member of the Clemson Tigers - the NCAA Champions who were served fast food at the white house earlier this week.
Also in the sketch were Chris Redd as Cory Booker, whose briefcase simply had a "Cory Booker 2020" sign inside; Mikey Day as Steve King, who said "whites"; and Ego Nwodim as Cardi B, who said, "I know this ain't my business but [I offer] shmoney".
"Trump and the GOP are just terrified of me because I'm under 100 and I know how to use Instagram", she said.