Past, present and future scandals are haunting President Trump.
“Saturday Night Live” recapped the mess of controversies that have followed Trump to the White House with a little help from the ghost of witness flipped — none other than disgraced national security adviser Michael Flynn.
Flynn introduced fired “Today” host Billy Bush, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Trump’s Democratic rival Hillary Clinton into Trump’s dreams to teach a lesson straight from Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.”
“Mr. President, I came to warn you it’s time to come clean for the good of the country,” said SNL’s chained-up Flynn, taking after Ebenezer Scrooge’s dead business partner.
The real-life Flynn pleaded guilty Friday to lying about his Russia communications.
But Flynn’s warning fell on deaf ears.
“The goop of the come-come,” Alec Baldwin’s Trump replied, unintelligibly.
Former Access Hollywood host Bush appeared next through a cloud of thick smoke to remind Trump of his very real role in the infamous 2005 tape where the future commander-in-chief bragged about using fame to sexually assault women.
“I got fired because I listened to you,” SNL’s portrayal of Bush said. “And now you are saying the tape isn’t even real.”
He said Trump, had he worked at NBC, would be out of a job — without naming longtime anchor Matt Lauer, who was booted from SNL’s network Wednesday morning after complaints of sexual harassment in the workplace surfaced.
Whether or not the ghost of Christmas present was actually a ghost, is debatable.
Putin, portrayed by Beck Bennett, emerged in Trump’s Oval Office to chastise his U.S. counterpart.
“We put a lot of work into you, so much time and money, and you’re able to mess it all up,” Putin said.
The mysterious figure in a black cloak that emerged next to haunt Trump in the Oval Office wasn’t the Angel of Death, SNL’s trope for right-wing firebrand Stephen Bannon.
It was Kate McKinnon’s Clinton as the ghost of Christmas future.
“You have given me the great gift of all. Sexual gratification in the form of your demise,” said Clinton. “You have no idea how long I’ve wanted to say this: Lock him up,” she added, turning the tables on the rallying cry among Trump supporters to have the former Secretary of State prosecuted for her use of a private email server.
Trump on Saturday night returned to blasting “Crooked Hillary Clinton” on Twitter and suggested that the lack of a criminal investigation was due to a faulty justice institution.
“Rigged system, or just a double standard?” Trump tweeted.
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