Alec Baldwin reprises Trump role in Saturday Night Live's Christmas show

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"It will soon be replaced by the 'War with North Korea'".

The two then turned to trimming the tree, with Baldwin's Mr Trump saying: "In the Christmas spirit I wanted to thank all the incredible people who work for me, but because I can't help myself I also want to remember all the haters and losers I destroyed this year".

"The war on Christmas is over", Alec Baldwin's Trump said opening Saturday night's show. "I'll always love you, Don Don". As the president notes earlier in the sketch, he's dubbed it the Tree of Shame, and each ornament features one of the "haters and losers" he believes he's "destroyed this year".

A parade of familiar White House characters comes through to help them do this - and just happens to reflect special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's deepening investigation into whether Trump colluded with Russian Federation to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. Next up, Sarah Huckabee Sanders (played by Aidy Bryant), who hangs ornaments of former White House press secretary Sean Spicer and former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci- two people "whose mangled corpses I stepped over to get this job", Bryant says.

Pence responded in the only way Pence really could, "Oh, I don't like that song because it mentions 'gay apparel'". "Because he lied to us, Mr. President, and he acted alone, without our knowledge". Here's how I vote: I look at both candidates, I listen to them speak, and then I ask myself, "If I got pulled over, which one of these candidates would I rather see approaching my vehicle?"

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"Hey! Let me in!" she screams, as Secret Service agents try to intervene.

In the Trump segment, Scarlett Johansson makes a surprise guest appeaerance as Ivanka Trump, to extended applause by the audience.

Baldwin then asks after his daughter's husband, Jared Kushner. Luckily, Johansson's Ivanka is back, to help bring to life SNL's holiday-themed White House cold open.

And in the Weekend Update, Jost discussed Doug Jones defeating Roy Moore by saying, "Congratulation's to Alabama's new Senator, not Roy Moore". "We gotta cut off the head to kill the snake and I should know because I'm a mischievous little mongoose".

And McKinnon's Jeff Sessions is the ultimate Elf on the Shelf with a decoration to top off the tree.