Saturday Night Live once again mocked Donald Trump in this week’s episode of the show.

The skit focused on Trump’s relationship with Vladimir Putin following President Barack Obama’s warning to Russia over election hacking this week.

The cold open sketch for the show’s last 2016 episode featured Alec Baldwin returning to play Trump and Kate McKinnon as his senior adviser Kellyanne Conway. The two discussing cabinet picks and the tiny list of people willing to play at Trump’s inauguration. Soon, a shirtless Putin (played by Beck Bennett) barrels down the chimney like Santa Claus, bearing a suspicious “Elf on the Shelf” toy he encourages the President-elect to put next to his Internet router.

Putin profusely flattered Mr. Trump as “the best candidate” and “the smartest candidate” — and “the Manchurian candidate,” implying Mr. Trump was an unwitting Russian puppet.


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“I don’t know what that means, but it sounds tremendous,”
Mr. Trump said.

“Vladimir, I’m sorry, but I didn’t know you were coming, so I do not have a gift for you,” the Trump character said.

“Please, Mr. Trump, you are the gift,” the Russian leader replied.

You can watch the SNL skit here:


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