Baldwin's Trump was visited by former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pled guilty this week to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his contact with Russian Federation. Also in the cold open, McKinnon plays White House counseler Kellyanne Conway, and Cecily Strong plays first lady Melania Trump.
We can't know what Charles Dickens would have thought of Donald Trump, but "Saturday Night Live" provided a hilarious spoof of "A Christmas Carol" featuring ghosts of the president's past, present, and future yet to come.
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. Flynn warns Trump that it's time to come clean about his misgivings, and to help convince him, Flynn has brought along three spirits.
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Then the ghost of "Billy Bush" (played by Alex Moffat) who gets to slam Matt Lauer. Baldwin's Trump wants to instead think back on all the good he's done over the year.
Trump drove him away, but not before Bush quipped, "If you worked at NBC right now, you'd be fired and out of money".
"It is I, Hillary Rodham Clinton", McKinnon said, draped in a black cloak. "I hope so", the Bush character says.
The parade of spirits is interrupted by a Melania Trump character, who implores her husband to return to the Christmas party and check out her decorations: "It's a lovely, festive hallway of dead branches and mysterious shadows". "You, Donald, have given me the greatest Christmas gift of all-sexual gratification in the form of your slow demise", says McKinnon. "You have no idea how long I've wanted to say this, 'lock him up", McKinnon said, laughing.