SNL Skit Imagines A Christmas Carol Starring Trump, Flynn

SNL cold open

SNL cold open

This is just what Saturday Night Live imagined during Saturday's episode, which featured a return of Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump. Baldwin struggles to recognize the ghost and thinks it's Steve Bannon.

Last week's political news cycle reached a fever pitch on Friday after Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Republican Senators passed their controversial tax reform bill.

Trump is then visited by the ghost - not of Jacob Marley - but of a "Mike Flynn" (played by Mikey Day) as the "Ghost of Witness Flipped".

"It's time to come clean for the good of the country", said Day's Flynn.

The quotation marks around the word Justice not lost on those who will note that it's his DOJ - it would not be the first time Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who oversees the department, has faced criticism from his boss.

The second ghost is Billy Bush, reminding him of the Access Hollywood tape and how only one of them suffered career consequences as a result of the tape and the other is president.

Trump tries to reassure Bush that he'll find work soon.

"Before all this, I had a great life, Donald", the SNL Flynn says.

"Frankly, I'm looking pretty good in the NBC News division right now", Bush, played by Alex Moffat, said, referring to the recent dismissal of longtime Today show host Matt Lauer. A bit obvious, all of it, if you ask me.

But much like Scrooge from A Christmas Carol, Trump is visited by three ghosts.

"Yes", smirked Putin. "I'm ghost".

He responds: "I have to go".

Resurrecting the infamous "Crooked Hillary" moniker, Trump took to social media in response to the news that Flynn pleaded guilty on Friday to lying to the FBI about his communications with Russian Federation, saying Flynn is being held to a higher standard than Clinton was during the FBI investigation into her email server.

President Trump called into question over the weekend whether or not the DOJ employed a "double standard" when dealing with Michael Flynn versus Hillary Clinton. The latter, played by Kate McKinnon, took the opportunity to gloat amid a chaotic week at the White House, chanting, "Lock him up!"

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