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‘SNL’ Mocks Donald Trump And Paul Manafort  – Watch Cold Open Video

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SNL Cold Open Donald Trump

By Michael Lewittes |

SNL Cold Open Donald Trump

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The cold open of the “SNL” mocked Donald Trump and Paul Manfort, who was charged with colluding with the Russians. Alec Baldwin was back in his blond wig to poke fun of the president. Watch the “Saturday Night Live” video below.

After two weeks off, the sketch comedy show returned to lampoon Trump and his connection to Manafort. At one point, Trump and Manafort took a shower so the president could make sure he wasn’t wearing a wire. Also in the shower was Vice President Mike Pence and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

The last “SNL” took aim at Trump for having Mike Pence leave a Colts game because some of its opponents on the San Francisco 49er took a knee during the National Anthem. The same sketch mocked Trump’s tax plan and the president reportedly being called a moron by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. The show opened more somberly the week before with Jason Aldean singing Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down” days after the country singer’s performance at the Route 61 Harvest Festival was fired upon by gunman Stephen Paddock from high above in his room at the Mandalay Bay Casino Hotel in Las Vegas.

And the week prior to that was the season premiere of “Saturday Night Live,” and that kicked off with Trump being lampooned for how he handled the assistance in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria, as well as his tough talk about North Korea and his disdain for NFL players kneeling during the Star-Spangle Banner.

As Gossip Cop previously noted, pretty much ever since Donald Trump became the Republican’s nominee for the White House, “SNL” has devoted its opens to spoofing him. All three debates with Hillary Clinton were parodied, as were his early presidential press conferences and rallies. Additionally, virtually no big policy announcement or proposed bills and plans by Trump have not been scrutinized and mocked by “Saturday Night Live.”

Watch the video below of “SNL” poking fun of Donald Trump and his connection to Paul Manafort.

 


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