While much of the United States is on edge now that Donald Trump is the POTUS-to-be, the writers at NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” seem to be enjoying the new source material. This weekend, SNL skewered Trump's latest cabinet picks with a skit in which Trump (played brilliantly by Alec Baldwin) chooses Walter White, the meth-cooking drug lord (played by Bryan Cranston) from AMC’s "Breaking Bad” to lead the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

The skit takes place during a satirical episode of CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper,” where Tapper (played by Beck Bennett) is interviewing Trump’s campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway (Kate McKinnon).

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They’re not bad - they’re alt-good

At one point, Tapper/Bennett grills Kellyanne/McKinnon about Donald Trump's controversial cabinet choices, noting that it’s “almost like Trump” appoints certain “bad” people “specifically to undermine” the various agencies they’re supposed to run. To which Conway quips, “No, Jake, they are not bad. They are alt-good,” which was an obvious jab at the Trump-loving “Alt-Right Movement.” The Alt-Right movement is a loosely affiliated group of far-right wing conservative activists with ties to white supremacism, antifeminism, antisemitism, and ethno-nationalism.

Make America cook again

However, the most memorable part of the skit was when Tapper announced “breaking news” that the President-Elect had just appointed Cranston’s White as head the United States DEA.

In a pitch-perfect reprisal of his “Breaking Bad” role, Cranston claimed to know the drug agency “better than anyone, inside and out,” and complimented Trump on his “style,” because he admires the fact that Trump “acts first” and “asks questions later.” The faux Walter White also expressed support for small business and Trump’s proposed border wall between the US and Mexico, saying “nothing comes in from Mexico, which means a lot less competition for the rest of us.”

Cranston/White ended his cold open cameo by saying he and Trump agree that “It’s time to make America cook again,” and that they “want to fill this nation with red, white, and a whole lot of blue, (a reference to the blue-colored meth White cooks up on the show).

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