Watch ‘SNL’ Star James Austin Johnson Reprise Trump Impression to React to Guilty Verdict

James Austin Johnson, known for his portrayal of Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live, took to Instagram to mimic Trump’s reaction to a recent guilty verdict. The former president was found guilty on 34 charges in New York, leading Johnson to parody Trump’s response with a bizarre rant about Buca di Beppo and the cost of carbonara.

In the video, Johnson, in character as Trump, rambles about the decor at Buca di Beppo, expressing a desire to play with a statue of the pope and criticizing the expensive carbonara. Despite the tangents, Johnson eventually touches on the trial, mentioning a “disgraceful judge” and the high price of the pasta dish.

Johnson has been portraying Trump on SNL since 2021, with his debut impression airing in an episode hosted by Kieran Culkin. This recent guilty verdict follows a sketch last April that depicted Trump comparing himself to Jesus ahead of the trial.

The jury in New York unanimously found Trump guilty on 34 felony counts related to falsifying business records to silence Stormy Daniels about an alleged affair. The sentencing is scheduled for July 11, just before the Republican National Convention.

Overall, Johnson’s comedic take on Trump’s reaction to the guilty verdict adds a humorous twist to the serious legal proceedings, showcasing the power of satire in modern media.