The day after Trump’s record LOW inauguration turn out, I’m sure you were probably hoping for an Alec Baldwin appearance on Saturday Night Live, but though he wasn’t there, SNL did not disappoint.
In this week’s cold open, Beck Bennet returns as a bare-chested Vladimir Putin, and tears Trump a new one for boasting about his non-existent “YUGE” crowds at Friday’s inauguration.
“Today, many of you are scared and marching on the streets,” SNL’s Putin said, “You’re worried that your country is in the hands of this unpredictable man. But don’t worry. It’s not. Relax. I got this. Putey’s going to make everything okay. Russia will take care of America. After all, it’s the most expensive thing we’ve ever bought.”
“You’re not off to a great start man. I thought you’d be better at this. However, I am glad to see so many people showed up to your inauguration.”
He then shows a picture of the enormous crowds on Saturday at the Women’s March and quickly corrects himself by showing a picture of the SAD turnout on Friday.
“Today you went to the CIA and said 1 million people came to see you in Washington D.C.? If you are going to lie, don’t make it so obvious. Say that you are friends with LeBron James, not that you are LeBron James.”
Kate McKinnon also makes an appearance in the sketch, portraying a “happy” Russian woman, obviously terrified and being forced to read a prepared statement about how wonderful life is for women in Russia. She then comes back wearing one of the pink “Pussy” hats that women all over the world donned on Saturday during the combined marches on Washington and their local state and city capitals.
I can’t WAIT for Trump’s Twitter response to this. Watch the full video below:
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