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Published: Mon, December 04, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

SNL mocks Trump in Christmas sketch inspired by a Christmas Carol

SNL mocks Trump in Christmas sketch inspired by a Christmas Carol

The NBC sketch series took a page from the headlines following the news that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about conversations he had with Russian contacts. Also in the cold open, McKinnon plays White House counseler Kellyanne Conway, and Cecily Strong plays first lady Melania Trump.

Emmy Award victor Alec Baldwin reprised his portrayal of President Donald Trump in "Saturday Night Live's" sendup of Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol".

First to arrive is Billy Bush, the Access Hollywood host who was sacked after hot mic audio tapes revealed he engaged in a lewd conversation with Trump that involved him bragging about "grabbing" women by their privates and kissing them without warning. He tells Trump to come clean "for the good of the country", words which Trump finds impossible to say.

Inspired by the classic holiday story about Ebeneezer Scrooge, Donald Trump is visited by several spirits with familiar faces. "Tonight you will be visited by three of them".

"I meant someone American", answered Baldwin.

Then who else but a shirtless Vladimir Putin shows up, complaining about how he's put so much effort and money into getting Trump elected, and now he's about to mess it all up.

The ghost of Christmas past is Billy Bush, played by Alex Moffat who appears and makes reference to the 2005 Access Hollywood tape that saw Bush dismissed from the Today Show in 2016.

Trump (Alec Baldwin) was visited by Putin (Beck Bennett) in the "SNL" cold open on December 2. Moffat asked. Baldwin wished him the best and Moffat made a subtle dig at recently fired Today host Matt Lauer: "I'm looking pretty good in the NBC news division right about now". "Can you believe I got fired for just listening to you?"

Kate McKinnon returned as Hillary Clinton.

McKinnon's Clinton tells Trump she's overjoyed over his "slow demise".

"You have no idea how long I've wanted to say this", McKinnon's Clinton said to Day's Flynn.

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