A Shirtless Vladimir Putin Pays Donald Trump A Christmas Visit On ‘SNL’

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12.17.16 3 Comments

After taking an episode off to let wrestler John Cena impersonate the President-elect, Alec Baldwin returned to SNL to play Donald Trump, who’s not going to be very happy about the cold open. Neither will Russia.

Beck Bennett drops by (through the chimney, naturally) as a shirtless Vladimir Putin to deliver presents to Trump, including an Elf on the Shelf. “You just put it right here, next to your internet router,” the Russian Santa suggests before endlessly flattering “Mr. Trump.” Later, Kate McKinnon’s Kellyanne Conway introduces Trump’s secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, played by the always welcome John Goodman. He and “Putty” have a friendly relationship that would rise Trump’s suspicions, if he wasn’t so preoccupied with Vanity Fair.

Speaking of Trump being distracted…

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