'Saturday Night Live' lampoons Trump in 'A Christmas Carol'-inspired sketch

'Saturday Night Live' lampoons Trump in 'A Christmas Carol'-inspired sketch

At least, he was on the most recent episode of Saturday Night Live, which spoofed A Christmas Carol to skewer President Donald Trump and the ongoing Russian Federation investigation in its cold open. Cecily Strong did her best Melania Trump, having a crack at the first lady's White House Christmas decorations which were widely panned as looking like "dead branches". Flynn (Mikey Day), calling himself the "Ghost of Witness Flipped", emerged from a cloud of fog and lamented his legal troubles. The first was Flynn, who described himself as the "ghost of wicked flip", and urged the president to come clean, after the Federal Bureau of Investigation was ruining Flynn's good life "as an honorable twice fired military man who loved to talk about how Hillary Clinton had a child sex ring in a pizza shop". Trump knows he did something wrong, so he lists off a bunch of his controversies, but Flynn is here to get him "to come clean for the good of the country".

"Listen, we put a lot of work into you...and you're about to mess it all up", Bennett's Putin told him.

Like Dickens's Ebeneezer Scrooge, Trump is visited by his very own ghosts - personalized for Trump, as only "SNL" can see them.

Kate McKinnon made two appearances in the cold open, first as Kellyanne Conway and again as Clinton.

Bush's biting quip refers to the termination of NBC newsman and longtime Today show host Matt Lauer, who was sacked earlier this week for alleged "inappropriate workplace behavior" and was subsequently accused by numerous women of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct.

Putin, played by Bennet appears and warns the President against messing up his Presidency. I've just got to announce the names every week like Powerball numbers.

McKinnon's Conway leaves the room and then Trump is visited by the ghosts of his past, present and future.

"You, Donald, have given me the greatest Christmas gift of all - sexual gratification in the form of your slow demise", she said. "You have no idea how long I've wanted to say this: 'Lock him up!'"

"It is I, Hillary Rodham Clinton", McKinnon said, draped in a black cloak.

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