'SNL' cold open has fake Republicans tackling 'What if?' questions about Trump

'SNL' cold open has fake Republicans tackling 'What if?' questions about Trump

'SNL' cold open has fake Republicans tackling 'What if?' questions about Trump

So instead of sticking it to the big man himself this week - who, The New York Times reported, lost over a billion dollars from the '80s through the '90s, with some bail-outs from Papa Trump - SNL made a decision to dedicate its Cold Open to those who let him get away with anything.

Beck Bennett appeared, with a prosthetic neck, as a ideal impersonation of McConnell, while Cecily Strong played the ME senator, Collins, tepid as ever, and Kate McKinnon reprised her role as Graham.

Todd asked if the three would still support the president if he turned out to be Muslim.

"Well, we need a leader who's doing what he's got to do to win", Bennett's McConnell says of obstruction and collusion, as McKinnon's Graham agrees.

The sketch was meant to mock Republican senators for their unconditional support for President Trump.

Graham was quoting Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok, who in private communications used the word to describe President Trump as a 'f*****g idiot'.

In the end, even if Trump married Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and supported the Green New Deal, even McConnell would still support him.

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"I would show up to the wedding, but not before I mumbled a strong rebuke quietly into my Lean Cuisine", Collins says.

Todd then quizzes the senators about what, if anything, Trump could do to make them drop their support. He then suggests scenarios such as Robert Mueller testifying before Congress that Trump obstructed justice, colluded with Russian Federation or that the president is not as religious as he claims to be.

'Well, if you don't already know that, that's kind of on you Chuck, ' said Bennett's McConnell.

'Or if he's not even Christian? "He's Jewish?" Mooney asked. "What would you say then", Mooney asked.

"Let's say Trump open hand slaps you in the face".

"The best way to uphold the law is to be above it", the Graham character says.

"I'd have to write a strongly worded email and send it straight to my draft folder", she said to laughter.

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