‘SNL’ Mocks Donald Trump Firing James Comey – Watch Cold Open Video

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Donald Trump SNL Cold Open

By Michael Lewittes |

Donald Trump SNL Cold Open


The cold open of “SNL” mocked Donald Trump’s interview with Lester Holt during which they talked about the firing of FBI Director James Comey. During it he said he canned Comey because of the Russia investigation. Watch the “Saturday Night Live” video below.

As Gossip Cop reported earlier week, President Trump rather abruptly fired Comey on Tuesday, claiming it was over the former FBI Director’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email scandal. Of course, as widely noted, Trump often praised Comey for how he conducted the investigation prior to his dismissal. And to this day, many feel Comey’s reopening of the email investigation right before the election led to the real estate mogul defeating Clinton for the presidency.

While it’s yet to be proven, there’s suspicion that Comey was fired after having unearthed ties between Trump and the Russians, though the president said the former FBI Director assured him on three occasions that he was not a target of any inquiry. Then on Friday, Trump tweeted, “James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!”

“Saturday Night Live” is returning to poking fun at the president after taking a break last week for a cold open that instead spoofed the romance between “Morning Joe” anchors Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. While the sketch featured a call from a man named “John Miller,” who was really President Trump, for the most part it wasn’t about politics. Every other cold open this season has been somewhat related to Trump’s presidency, his cabinet picks, the election and the Russians affecting its outcome.

Watch the video below of “SNL” mocking Donald Trump firing James Comey.

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