In 'Saturday Night Live' sketch, a stressed-out Melania Trump seeks advice from former first ladies

The sketch show also poked fun at WH communications director Hope Hicks.


"Come on, Melania, practice your happy face," Strong's Melania told herself before pouting into the mirror. "Oh, I don’t belong as first lady. I wish I could talk to someone who’s been through this whole mess before."

Portman's Kennedy then appeared from a cloud of smoke: "Hello, Melania, it is me, Jackie Kennedy," she said. "I have come to you in your hour of need, because I know how trying being first lady can be. All first ladies have a platform. Yours is bullying, mine was little hats."

McKinnon's Clinton also appeared, and told Strong's first lady, "Melania, I feel your pain, but you married him. And like America you had a choice, so don’t choose to eat 7-11 sushi and then come to me saying, 'Something’s wrong!'"

Leslie Jones's Michelle Obama appeared, and said, "Look, Barack and I have a perfect relationship. It’s like The Notebook, but black and rich."

When McKinnon's Clinton said that those words aren't helpful, Jones' Obama responded, "Whatever, my arms rule, I love vegetables and I can be president whenever I want."

The cold open spoofed "Fox & Friends," whose hosts received a telephone call from Baldwin's Trump, who called into the show from bed while tweeting and eating McDonald's Egg McMuffins.

"I'm saving the economy, destroying ISIS and right now I'm getting my daily intelligence briefing," Baldwin's Trump said.

"From you guys," Baldwin's Trump shoots back.


The hosts then interview Strong's Hope Hicks via satellite, who says, of working in the White House, "There are no real jobs here, you know? Every day feels like when a group of strangers work together to push a beached whale back into the sea."