SNL mocks Trump in Christmas sketch inspired by a Christmas Carol

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Che, meanwhile, joked that Trump "was kind enough to go on Twitter and do half our job for us" on Saturday night.

Pictured: (l-r) Kate McKinnon as Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, Alec Baldwin as President Donald J. Trump during "White House Cold Open" in Studio 8H on Saturday, December 2, 2017. But first up was Mikey Day as Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty Friday for lying about his contact with Russian ambassadors.

In a nod to "A Christmas Carol", Flynn echoes Jacob Marley, Scrooge's deceased business partner, a chained and tormented ghost.

Donald Trump was visited by Michael Flynn - "The Ghost of Witness Flipped" - in SNL's recreation of A Christmas Carol.

Up next was Alex Moffat as Billy Bush, a.k.a. the ghost of the past, and Beck Bennett as shirtless Vladimir Putin, a.k.a. the ghost of the present.

Flynn reappeared and said, "Don't you see, Mr. President, any one of these spirits could bring you down, but the scariest one approaches". "Can you believe I got fired for just listening to you?"

True to form, Flynn warns the president that three ghosts will appear before and show him his past, present and future. Then, in a reference to "Today" show anchor Matt Lauer's firing this past week, he adds, "I'm looking pretty good in the NBC News division right now".

"Oh, Mike you were my man...if only somebody warned me about you", Baldwin said, to which Day responded, "Well, Obama did warn you not to hire me".

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Bush's biting quip refers to the termination of NBC newsman and longtime Today show host Matt Lauer, who was sacked earlier this week for alleged "inappropriate workplace behavior" and was subsequently accused by numerous women of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct.

"The goop of the come-come", Alec Baldwin's Trump replied, unintelligibly.

Then the ghost of Christmas future appears, cloaked, and Baldwin's Trump assumes Steve Bannon is underneath.

"There's a lot of people from your past that could come back to haunt you".

The cold open also features Cecily Strong as first lady Melania Trump.

McKinnon's Clinton tells Trump she's overjoyed over his "slow demise".

'You have no idea how long I've wanted to say this: Lock him up!'