'I'm the Ghost of Witness Flipped!' SNL recreates A Christmas Carol with Michael Flynn and Donald Trump
- Alec Baldwin's Trump was visited by 'Michael Flynn' and three ghosts?
- They were Billy Bush, Vladimir Putin and Hillary Clinton, all plated by the cast
- Clinton - Ghost of Christmas Future - said she looked forward to locking him up
- The Weekend Update also tackled Flynn's promise to cooperate with the FBI?
The episode's opening skit saw Alec Baldwin's Trump skipping the post-tax-bill party - despite assurances that it's 'your greatest achievement, in that it's your only achievement' - because the Flynn predicament is getting him down.
But as Trump reflects on the good things he's done over the past year - 'This'll only take a minute,' he assures the audience - Flynn appears wrapped in chains.
Then the spooky security adviser tells Trump that he's 'The Ghost of Witness Flipped'.
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Donald Trump was visited by Michael Flynn - 'The Ghost of Witness Flipped' - in SNL's recreation of A Christmas Carol. Flynn gave Alec Baldwin's Trump a dire warning
Billy Bush (left, played by Mikey Day) was the Ghost of Christmas Past in the skit, while Vladimir Putin (Billy Bush, right) was the Ghost of Christmas Present
Flynn bemoans how until the FBI got to him he was 'an honorable twice-fired military man who loved to talk about how Hillary Clinton had a child sex ring in a pizza shop.'
Instead, the disgraced general, played by SNL cast member Mikey Day, is there to show Trump visions of three figures from his past who could return to haunt him.
The first is a ghost from Trump's past - Billy Bush, played by Alex Moffatt, who warns him that the Access Hollywood tapes could catch up with him.
The next ghost to appear is Beck Bennett's Vladimir Putin, who gives Trump a warning from his present - to not antagonize Kim Jong-un.
He then makes a sharp exit after Trump pleadingly asks the Russian premier if he thinks he's cool.?
The final ghost introduced by Flynn comes from Trump's future: Kate McKinnon's Hillary Clinton, in a Steve Bannon-like cloak and cowl.
'You, Donald, have given me the greatest Chrismtas gift of all - sexual gratification in the form of your slow demise,' she said.
'You have no idea how long I've wanted to say this: Lock him up!'?
The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come was Kate McKinnon's Hillary Clinton, who said:?'You have no idea how long I've wanted to say this: Lock him up!'
The show returned to Flynn's flip in the Weekend Update, as both hosts - Colin Jost and Michael Che - tackled the surprise twist.
'Former national security adviser Michael Flynn pled guilty to charges that he lied to the FBI during an investigation into Trump's ties to Russia - or as Fox News reported it, "Did Hillary Clinton secretly join ISIS?"' quipped Jost.
'These days? it's just refreshing to see a powerful man plead guilty to something that sin't sexual harassment,' he added.
'When I heard Flynn was in trouble, I thought, "Wait, he only lied to the FBI? He didn't also whip it out during a meeting? What a solid guy!"'
Che, meanwhile, joked that Trump 'was?kind enough to go on Twitter and do half our job for us' on Saturday night.
He pointed to a tweet on the president's account in which he appeared to say 'I had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI.'
'So you knew Flynn lied and asked Comey to stop his investigation? That's obstruction!' he said.
'You know what the crazy thing is? As bad as this looks, this is still Donald Trump we're talking about.
'And I've heard people say, "Oh there's no way Trump walks from this one"?at least 38 times already, but this slippery bastard is still the president somehow.'?
The Flynn debacle was also addressed in the Weekend Update by Colin Jost (left) and Michael Che (right). Flynn has promised to aid the FBI as part of a plea deal for lying to them before
Jost joked that Flynn was that rare thing these days - a powerful man who was in trouble for something other than sexual harassment
Just before the show went to air, The Washington Post reported that inside sources were blaming that tweet on Trump's personal lawyer, saying the president hadn't written it.
Jost came back by reading out the biblical verse James Comey tweeted: 'But justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.'
'It's a powerful reminder that no matter what you think about James Comey, we can all agree that he's a humongous dork,' Jost said.
'Also his use of the phrase ever flowing stream makes me think he has seen that Russian pee tape.'
Jost then segued onto other topics by saying: 'The Senate also voted to pass a 1.5 trillion tax reform bill early this morning that experts say will add over 1 trillion to the national debt.?
'Wow, I knew Trump was going to run the country like a business - I just didn't think he would run it like one of HIS businesses.'
Jost also joked that Fox News covered the Flynn story by asking if Hillary Clinton had joined ISIS, and got in some jabs about Trump's controversial budget
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