This time, the late-night sketch show took aim at Trump’s ties to Russian president Vladimir Putin and his reaction to the CIA and FBI’s revelations that Russia was trying to influence the U.S. presidential election through cyberattacks.
When a bare-chested Putin (played by cast member Beck Bennet) comes down Trump’s chimney bearing gifts — and giving out lots of compliments — Trump welcomes him with open arms.
“You’re the perfect candidate,” Putin tells Trump. “The Manchurian candidate.”
Putin’s gift for Trump? An Elf on a Shelf that curiously has an electric eye and makes a strange beeping sound.
“It’s fun,” Putin says. “You just put it right here next to your internet router and you keep it there all year. It’s fun, yeah?”
When Trump’s Secretary of State pick Rex Tillerson (played by John Goodman) drops by, he and “Puty” have a gleeful reunion before getting down to business — and ignoring Trump.
“And then we destroy Vanity Fair, right?” Trump asks while Tillerson and Putin discuss military operations.
“Sure buddy, sure,” Tillerson says.
“Speaking of black and crude, I know Kanye,” Trump says. “He came here, he’s using my colorist now. He just says whatever he feels. He’s like me but a black.”
Saturday Night Live airs Saturdays (11:30 p.m. ET) on NBC.