NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” has a long history of spoofing both politics in general and President Donald Trump in specific — so it likely surprised no one when the cast gathered on the White House set for Saturday’s cold open.
Alec Baldwin, as President Trump, welcomed everyone to the White House, where he assured everyone that the “war on Christmas” would soon be replaced by war with North Korea:
But then came the Christmas ornaments — representing the “haters and the losers” — which were placed by members of the Trump family and administration on what he called “the tree of shame.”
Again, not terribly shocking to anyone who has watched the way “Saturday Night Live” has handled parodies of the Trump White House thus far — but enter CNN.
CNN covered Saturday’s cold open in the early hours of Sunday, splicing in a few slides of its own into an edited clip as “background information.”
Vice President Mike Pence: The ornament I brought is that traitorous Mike Flynn. Because he lied to us, Mr. President. And he acted alone, without our knowledge.
Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman (outside the window): Nobody kicks Omarosa out the White House!
Ivanka Trump: I brought you a brand new ornament — Roy Moore.
President Trump: I thought for sure he would win — until he lost. And then I said I always knew he would lose. But at least America knows that I finally supported an accused child molester.
The overall effect of CNN’s coverage, whether it was their intent, was that they had “fact-checked” the parody — and appeared to have found only evidence that suggested it was true.
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