Alec Baldwin’s President-elect Donald Trump was back on ‘Saturday Night Live’ again as he received a surprise visit from Russian president Vladimir Putin.
The show begins with Baldwin’s Trump having a meeting with Kate McKinnon’s Kellyanne Conway with the President-elect not so motivated to talk business because “it’s almost Christmas.”
The two start going over Cabinet picks after Trump reminisces about his recently completed “Thank You Tour.”
As Conway mentions Texas Governor Rick Perry as a “great” choice for Energy Secretary, Trump responds, “I saw him on Dancing with the Stars. This guy has so much energy. He’s just unpresidented,” taking a shot at the real President-elect for his use of the term in a tweet. He was referring to China’s seizure of an unmanned U.S. Navy vessel. The tweet was later deleted and replaced with one that used the term ‘unprecedented’ instead of ‘unpresidented.’
“Now, all I have to do is pick who will be president,” he adds.
Putin, played by Beck Bennett, came down the chimney at Trump Tower bearing gifts.
“Mr. Trump, I’m here because your CIA is saying we Russians tried to make you win election,” Beck’s Putin says in the show’s cold open. “All lies, made up by some very bitter people who need to move on,” Baldwin’s Trump responds.
So, you trust me more than American CIA?” Putin asks. “All I know is I won,” Trump replies. “This guy is blowing my mind,” says Putin, who goes on to say that the Russian people are happy Trump won because he was the “best candidate, the smartest, the ‘Manchurian candidate.'”
“I don’t know what that means, but it sounds tremendous,” Trump replies. Putin then gives Trump a gift — an “Elf on the Shelf,” which he says that Trump should keep next to his internet router all year. And when Trump says that he doesn’t have a gift for Putin, Beck replies, “Mr. Trump, you are the gift.”