SANTA FE — “Saturday Night Live” opened this weekend with a satirical Trump rally set in Albuquerque.
“Hello, New Mexico — by far my favorite Mexico,” actor Alec Baldwin, playing Donald Trump, said as the skit began.
He went on to proclaim how happy he was to be in “Albacore,” the tuna capital of the nation.
The show also poked fun at Trump’s recent comment about the United States building a wall in Colorado — a state, of course, far from the southern border.
The faux Trump brought out a map with Colorado south of New Mexico, near “bad Mexico.”
“As you can see, most of America is good, except for the parts that are bad or lakes,” Baldwin said.
The Republican Party didn’t laugh it off.
State GOP Chairman Steve Pearce said the real Trump’s rally in New Mexico — last month in Rio Rancho — succeeded in attracting Democratic and Hispanic voters.
“The left can try to diminish the tremendous enthusiasm that New Mexico displayed for the President but for those of us who live in the state, it is obvious that the President will win New Mexico,” Pearce said in a written statement shared on social media.
President Trump, the real one anyway, says he was just kidding about that border wall in Colorado.