Saturday Night Live has been making it their weekly mission to mock Donald Trump in every way possible. But Trump doesn’t like being the butt of their jokes and the cold opening for tonight’s show is sure to make him go ballistic. It was almost as if every piece of the sketch was designed with a single purpose in mind: pissing Trump off.
The sketch took aim at Trump’s pick for Secretary of State, Exxon-Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, played on SNL by John Goodman. The jokes focused particularly on his ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin, who came down the chimney like Santa Claus… only shirtless.
“I was just in town, you know, hiding in the walls,” Putin explained.
“Mr. Trump, I’m here because your CIA, they are saying we Russians tried to make you win election,” Putin said.
Trump, played by Alec Baldwin, told him that all those lies are just made up by “some very bitter people who need to move on.”
“So you trust me more than the American CIA?” Putin asked.
“All I know is I won,” Trump said.
After Putin presents Trump with his Christmas present, the president-elect apologizes for not having a gift to give him in return since he wasn’t expecting his visit, prompting Putin to point out the obvious.
“Please, Mr. Trump, you are the gift,” Putin replied.
Tillerson and Putin then begin dividing up oil territories, plotting military moves to take what they want. Meanwhile, Trump could only manage to mutter vindictively about destroying Vanity Fair, much to the annoyance to the people in the room actually following the conversation that mattered.
Trump is sure to be furious after watching tonight’s show. Look for the tweetstorm that will surely be coming. While you wait, you can watch tonight’s SNL cold opening here:
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