If there was one a perfect role for John Cena on this week’s ‘SNL,’ it was definitely as the mirror Donald Trump. Of course the future president and business tycoon would picture himself as a cut, bulky wrestler with gigantic hands. What 70-year-old man wouldn’t picture themselves like that?
It’s sorta like a weird version of reality dumped inside the plot of Being John Malkovich, though probably more like Being James Brown from Mad TV. Trump sees himself as the perfect guy and loves himself, just like most assume the real guy does. And when he’s faced with the nightmares of criticism and hate, he goes to his happy spot and vents his frustrations. We call it Twitter and it’s public, which is nice.
This is likely how the show should handle Trump from here on out. The Alec Baldwin thing worked during the election, but it’s lost some luster since Trump actually won the election. Also keeping up that voice and the mannerisms has to be a chore for Baldwin. I’d hate to yell and shout and squint like that for more than five minutes. I can’t imagine doing it for a rehearsal and the sketch itself. This is probably the smarter way to go, even if Baldwin does get the headlines and isn’t afraid to jaw at the president after a Twitter tantrum.