SNL: Putin Pops Down Chimney, 'Hillary, Actually'

'Please, Mr. Trump, you are the gift'
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 18, 2016 8:31 AM CST

(Newser) – The holiday season descended soundly upon Saturday Night Live, with Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump getting a surprise visitor down the chimney while Kate McKinnon's Hillary Clinton reappeared to make a Love, Actually-inspired cue-card plea to an unrequited love—a member of the Electoral College. After hearing a sound in the chimney, Baldwin asks, "What's that sound? ... Is it a ghost? Am I being scrooged? I hate that." Out pops a shirtless Beck Bennett as Vladimir Putin, bearing gifts in the form of an Elf on the Shelf with a surveillance camera, reports Rolling Stone. When Trump laments his lack of a gift for Putin, the Russian responds, "Please, Mr. Trump, you are the gift." McKinnon returned as Kellyanne Conway in the sketch, before her turn as Clinton. As for the president-elect himself, his Twitter account has so far remained silent on the episode. (Read more Saturday Night Live stories.)

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