"Saturday Night Live" pokes fun at Omarosa’s White House departure
NBC/Will Heath(NEW YORK) — This week’s Saturday Night Live cold open took aim at recently departed White House staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newman, special counsel Robert Mueller, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and senior White House adviser Jared Kushner.
Alec Baldwin reprised his role as President Donald Trump, who kicks off the sketch in the Oval Office, alongside Cecily Strong’s Melania Trump.
A series of people then enter the Oval Office with ornaments to hang on the Christmas tree.
Ivanka Trump, played by Scarlett Johansson, enters the room, explaining that husband Jared Kushner is absent because, “He’s packing a ‘go bag’ before the FBI arrives,” she says.
Johansson’s Ivanka pulls out an ornament with defeated Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore’s photo on it, to which Baldwin’s Trump responds, “Poor Roy, I thought for sure he would win. But ’til he lost. Then I said I always knew he would lose. At least America knows that I finally supported an accused child molester.”
Omarosa — played by SNL cast member Leslie Jones — starts banging on the window from the outside, while fighting off Secret Service agents and begs for her job back, as The Apprentice theme song, “For the Love of Money” plays from her boom box.
McKinnon appears twice in the sketch – first as White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, then as Sessions, explaining to the Trump and his sons Donald, Jr. and Eric — played by Mikey Day and Alex Moffat — “I’m not ‘Elf on a Shelf.’ I’m Jeff Sessions. And whether you’re Christian or Jewish … or that’s it, we can all agree it’s going to be a Merry Christmas.”
McKinnon’s Sessions has an angel for the tree, explaining, “Oh boy, well look this little angel’s got Robert Muller’s face on it because he’s next. You got to cut off the head to kill the snake.”
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