And Baldwin's Trump couldn't be more right. Trump is a chaos machine. It feels like he has subjected the nation to a non-stop barrage of crises, scandals and tweets. And as "SNL" rightly noted, Trump's goal apparently is to wear us down so that the American people -- and especially his critics -- stop resisting.
In fact, it seems Trump has caused more chaos than many hurricanes have. Just look at his Saturday tweet storm slamming the Mayor of San Juan, Carmen Yulín Cruz. Mayor Cruz had made an emotional plea on Friday seeking help for the people of Puerto Rico. But apparently Trump viewed her plea as ungrateful so he lashed out
on Twitter claiming she showed "poor leadership" and outrageously alleging she and others in Puerto Rico "want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort."
Trump even stunningly dubbed the images of Puerto Ricans suffering as "fake news." To Trump, the fact that, according to CNN, 10 days after the storm more than 90% of the island still has no electricity and only 10.7% of cell phone towers are working is not nearly as alarming
as it sounds. And in a move that would've made Marie Antoinette blush, Trump sent all those Puerto Rico-related tweets while at his private country club in New Jersey.
But Trump wasn't done yet. Later that day he sought to extend the fight with the NFL over freedom of expression with a series of tweets including one that read: "Very important that NFL players STAND tomorrow, and always, for the playing of our National Anthem. Respect our Flag and our Country!" Clearly, in Trump's internal calculations this fight is helping him despite a recent CNN poll finding 60% of Americans
think he should not be criticizing the NFL players.
And then, almost out of nowhere, Trump brought up the failed candidate he supported in last week's Alabama GOP senate primary, claiming Luther Strange somehow did better than the media had reported. Why was Trump "analyzing" that Alabama primary while the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico required his immediate and complete attention?
After Saturday's barrage of tweets -- and his latest this morning drawing attention once again to the looming crisis with North Korea -- it's hard to remember what happened last week. And that's exactly Trump's goal. With more chaos, there is less opportunity to focus on any given policy issue or any given Trump failure.
Just think: Under any other presidency, the recent scandal with Trump's now former Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price costing tax payers
over $1 million because he took private jets instead of commercial flights would've been the headline for days. But two days after Price's resignation, how many Americans even remember or care?
Add to that, we learned last week that Jared Kushner -- along with five other Trump officials -- had been using private email accounts
to conduct official government business. And even more alarming is that it appears Kushner did not disclose
his private email account in his recent meeting with the Senate Intelligence committee. However, those startling headlines seem but a distant memory to most.
Baldwin's Trump also nailed the fact that Trump's chaos is causing so many to become "so tired, so tired." The question is will it cause those who resist Trump to lose the enthusiasm to fight and simply give in?
Polls show that Trump's non-stop chaos presidency is taking a toll on Trump and the GOP. His approval ratings are at all time low
for a modern-day president at this point in his term. Though he gained
a small bump for his response to Harvey and Irma, his response to Maria in Puerto Rico is likely to reverse that. And as a new CNN poll found this week, the Republican Party now has its lowest favorable rating
since 1992 at 29% -- down 13% since March.
So, Mr. President, keep up your chaos campaign. While you may exhaust those who resist you, polls show you and the GOP are starting to feel the consequences of your tweets. And in this battle of wills, I'm confident that those who resist you have far more energy.