'Christmas Carol' parody with President Trump visited by shackled Michael Flynn

  • 'Christmas Carol' parody with President Trump visited by shackled Michael Flynn

'Christmas Carol' parody with President Trump visited by shackled Michael Flynn

Alec Baldwin returned to "Saturday Night Live" this week to play President Donald Trump confronted with a parade of spirits in the style of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol". The segment starts as Baldwin's Trump walks into the Oval Office in a "pouty baby mode" with Kate McKinnon's Kellyanne Conway following him.

The sketch began in the White House during a Christmas celebration, but Trump is too unnerved by Michael Flynn's guilty plea to attend.

Later a shirtless Vladimir Putin (Beck Bennett). Flynn (Mikey Day), calling himself the "Ghost of Witness Flipped", emerged from a cloud of fog and lamented his legal troubles. Tied in chains and handcuffs, he tried to explain to Trump how important it is to come out clean now.

But, of course, that was the one thing that Trump had trouble understanding as he kept repeating and fumbling the words.

"If only somebody had warned me about you", Baldwin said.

"It is I, Hillary Rodham Clinton", McKinnon said, draped in a black cloak.

The next ghost: Billy Bush (Alex Moffatt), a former host on NBC's "Today" and "Access Hollywood".

"We put a lot of work into you", Putin says.

Baldwin's closed the sketch by promising to change his ways. Bush came under fire after the release of a 2005 videotape in which Trump, then the host of NBC's "The Apprentice", made vulgar comments about women; Bush can be heard on the tape laughing.

Trump (Alec Baldwin) was visited by Putin (Beck Bennett) in the "SNL" cold open on December 2. However, it turns out to be McKinnon's Hillary Clinton.

The show opening skit ends with Clinton telling Trump, "You, Donald, have given me the greatest Christmas gift of all - sexual gratification in the form of your slow demise".

And then chanted, "Lock him up".

Bush reminds Trump that he could be "fired, fired, fired" soon, and then Melania (Cecily Strong) interrupts to brag about her holiday decorations.