Donald Trump is Vladimir Putin's holiday gift on 'Saturday Night Live' (SNL) [VIDEO]

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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks at his election night rally in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 9, 2016. Reuters/Carlo Allegri

“Saturday Night Live” is at it again. The American late-night television sketch comedy show took a swipe at US President-elect Donald Trump and his unwillingness to recognise Russia's tampering of the presidential election. It seems that SNL won’t stop taking shots at “The Donald” anytime soon despite Trump’s Twitter rant about the show.

 

 

Alec Baldwin again portrayed the outspoken US President-elect on last Saturday’s Christmas cold opening. He was joined by John Goodman, who appeared as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, as well as Kate McKinnon and Cecily Strong. McKinnon played Trump’s “master illusionist” Kellyanne Conway while Strong portrayed Melania Trump.

The sketch opened with Trump trying to finalise his cabinet picks, assigning Rick Perry as Secretary of Energy largely because of the energy he displayed on “Dancing with the Stars.” Baldwin’s Trump even ridiculed the real US President–elect’s “unpresidented” tweet about China on Saturday.

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After a while, a half-naked Vladimir Putin depicted by Beck Bennett entered the scene through the chimney and gave Trump a gift: an “elf on the shelf,” which was obviously a hidden camera doll. Trump was flattered, but he was also apologetic that he didn’t have a gift for the Russian president.

“Vladimir, I’m sorry, but I didn’t know you were coming so I do not have a gift for you,” said Trump. Putin smiled and answered, “Please, Mr Trump, you are the gift,” suggesting Trump was an ignorant Russian puppet. The US President-elect even took it as a “tremendous” compliment when Putin described him as “the Manchurian candidate.”

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Rex Tillerson then walked in and talked business with “old friend” Putin while a clueless Trump listened. When Tillerson and Putin discussed about oil drills and war tactics, Trump interjected if they could destroy Vanity Fair magazine. When the topic shifted to black crude oil, Trump proudly spoke of his new friendship with Kanye West.

“Speaking of black and crude, I know Kanye,” said Trump. “He says whatever he feels. He's like me, but a black.”

Watch: Donald Trump Christmas Cold Open – Saturday Night Live (SNL)