SNL opener: Alec Baldwin's Trump begs for impeachment help

SNL opener: Alec Baldwin's Trump begs for impeachment help

"I told you, Mr. President, Ray Donovan's a fictional character", Schreiber says, then breaks the bad news that John Wick is also not a real person.

The festivities began with Trump ringing up his personal attorney (and former NYC mayor) Rudy Giuliani, who was played here by "SNL" regular Kate McKinnon.

"Giuliani" tries to reassure POTUS that word won't get out about their "side dealings" and "cover-up" - only to reveal that he's speaking from the set of CNN.

The show opened with Alec Baldwin reprising Trump as he scrambled to call advisers after the House formally announced an impeachment inquiry into the president this week.

For example, Taran Killam initially played Trump in the 2016 cycle until Baldwin replaced him prior to the debates.

This is a subtle hint at Trumpy's LOL-worthy "PRESIDENTIAL HARASSMENT" tweet this week. "Or how we planned to cover up the coverup", Giuliani says. Trump told Barr during the sketch that he would need someone to take the fall for him.

Aidy Bryant taking part in Lawyer Common William Barr chimes into the dialog at one level. Mike Pence, Don Jr. and Eric Trump - who crack about "treason" in Russian Federation - and Kim Jong-un are also consulted.

Said Trump to Kanye: "Kanye, just tell me who you want out of jail this time".

"Hey, wait a minute, don't drag me into your mess!"

The skit also featured Cecily Strong reprising her role as Fox News host Jeanine Pirro, who suggested Trump call the fictional character Ray Donovan-only to reach actor Liev Schreiber making a cameo. "I'm the actor Liev Schreiber?".

Chris Redd plays Kanye West in a phone call with Trump, where Baldwin's character asks for West's support and offers to bail out "Teriyaki 69" from jail - meaning Tekashi 6ix9ine, who was arrested a year ago on racketeering.

"By the way, did you take care of that thing in Russian Federation for me?" Trump shot back before the pair kicked off the show with "Live from NY, it's Saturday Night!"

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