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‘SNL’ Mocks Donald Trump Jr.’s Connection To Julian Assange  – Watch Cold Open Video

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SNL Cold Open Julian Assange

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SNL Cold Open Julian Assange

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The cold open of “SNL” began by mocking Donald Trump, Jr.’s possible connection to Julian Assange. For the second week in a row, the sketch comedy show took a break from skewering Donald Trump directly. Watch the “Saturday Night Live” video below.

In the sketch, Donald Jr. secretly met with Assange in London. The president’s son wanted dirt on Hillary Clinton in the skit from the Wikileaks founder. A number of the jokes were about Donald, Jr. bringing Eric Trump along and the latter acting like a child.

As noted above, this is the second consecutive week that Alec Baldwin has not put on the blond wig to lampoon the president. For the most part, practically every cold open last season was related to Trump and/or Hillary Clinton. And even the beginning of this season kicked off with the late-night comedy program taking aim at the president. The season premiere had Trump being made fun of for his handling of the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. There were also a series of jokes about how the president was dealing with North Korea and the NFL players who decided to kneel during the National Anthem.

The second show of the season began with the same theme. In that cold open, Trump was ridiculed for how he instructed Vice President Mike Pence to walk out of an Indianapolis Colts game when players from the opposing San Francisco 49ers took a knee during the Star-Spangled Banner. And just three weeks ago, “SNL” poked fun of Trump’s connection to former presidential aide Paul Manafort, who was indicted on money laundering and tax fraud charges. In that skit, Trump, along with Pence and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, hopped into a shower to talk to Manafort.

Last week, instead of targeting Trump, the “SNL” cold open focused on Roy Moore, who has been accused of having sex with a minor and other inappropriate behavior with a number of women when they were just teens. At one point in the skit Pence tried to convince the Alabama politician, who’s seeking to fill Session’s senate seat, that he should “do the right thing here,” meaning drop out of the race. Instead, Moore responded, “All right, if everybody thinks I did it, I’ll marry her.”

Watch the video below of “SNL” poking fun of Donald Trump, Jr.’s possible connection to Julian Assange.

 


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