By now, everyone knows that disgraced National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has flipped on Donald Trump. Of course, the good folks at Saturday Night Live, who have been mocking Trump relentlessly, couldn’t resist using this to needle the notoriously thin -skinned, sorry excuse for a “president.” It also helps that we are in the midst of the holiday season, which enabled SNL to use a seasonal classic, A Christmas Carol, to poke fun at Trump.
Alec Baldwin took up the mantle to play Trump again, who is visited by a fictional Michael Flynn (Mikey Day) in chains, seems positively terrified of the Ghost of Michael Flynn, who appears to tell Trump, “it’s time to come clean for the good of the country.” After that, the Ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future line up to torture Trump in the Oval Office.
The Ghost of Christmas past fired NBC host Billy Bush (Alex Moffat), of Trump’s infamous “grab em by the pussy” tape. Then it was time for a shirtless Vladimir Putin (Beck Bennet) to arrive, to remind Trump of the fact that he wouldn’t be president without help from the Russian government, and that he’s about to have all of their efforts be for naught. The Ghost of Christmas Future is the best of all, with a positively wickedly delicious version of Hillary Clinton, played by Kate McKinnon, who gleefully says to Trump:
“You Donald, have given me the greatest Christmas gift of all! You have no idea how long I’ve wanted to say this, ‘lock him up!’
Lock him up indeed. This entire criminal administration belongs in jail. It will go from Flynn, to Pence, to Trump Jr., and then to Trump himself – and then Hillary will really have the last laugh.