‘SNL’ Mocks Donald Trump Ordering Mike Pence To Leave Colts Game – Watch Cold Open Video

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SNL Cold Open

By Michael Lewittes |

SNL Cold Open


“SNL” returned to mocking Donald Trump after a more somber cold open last week in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting that claimed the lives of 58 people and injured nearly 500 more innocent victims. This week, the show returned to lampooning the president, as well as vice president Mike Pence for leaving a Colts game when players from the San Francisco 49er knelt during the National Anthem. Alec Baldwin’s Trump also made fun of Sen. Bob Corker, the president’s tax plan, and Rex Tillerson possibly calling him a “moron.” Watch the “Saturday Night Live” video below.

As Gossip Cop reported last week, Jason Aldean opened “SNL” after the Las Vegas shooting by saying, “Like everyone, I’m struggling to figure out what happened that night, and how to pick up the pieces and start to heal.” He further told the families of the victims, “We hurt for you, and we hurt with you.” “When America is at its best, our bond and our spirit is unbreakable,” concluded Aldean before breaking into Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down.” The country singer, of course, was performing at the Route 61 Harvest Festival outside the Mandalay Bay Casino Hotel when crazed gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire on the concert’s crowd.

Since last season, “Saturday Night Live” has opened virtually every show with a skit on politics and/or Trump. It began with the real estate mogul turn politician’s candidacy and continued after his election to the highest office in the land. The earlier cold open included humorous takes on the presidential debates between Trump and Hillary Clinton and even what appeared to be his missteps during the campaign. After his victory, the sketches turned to Trump’s press conferences, rallies and certain policy decisions.

This season’s premiere two weeks picked up where it left off last year. The comedy show kicked off with “SNL” taking aim at Trump for his handling of assistance to Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The program also made fun of his war of words with the NFL and North Korea.

Watch the video below of “SNL” poking fun of Donald Trump ordering Mike Pence to leaving a Colts game when players knelt during the National Anthem.

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