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On 'SNL,' Trump Gives 'Spicey' the Kiss of Death and Explains the Real Reason He Fired Comey

Saturday's skit, hosted by Melissa McCarthy, focused on the optics surrounding Donald Trump's recent firing of FBI director James Comey

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Alec Baldwin's impression of Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live's April 13, 2017 episode.
Alec Baldwin's impression of Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live's April 13, 2017 episode.Credit: Screengrab from SNL's April 13th episode
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Alec Baldwin reprised his much loved impression of U.S. President Donald Trump on "Saturday Night Live's" latest episode over the weekend - with a crazy week of news including the fallout from the firing of FBI Director James Comey to satirize.

Melissa McCarthy, who was hosting, opened the show with her popular impersonation of Sean Spicer, emerging from the bushes during a press briefing at the start of the episode.

"Let me just put this whole Russia thing to bed once and for all," McCarthy's Spicer said. "Trump is innocent. How do we know? Because he told us so. Period. Then he hired lawyers to agree with him."

Baldwin laters makes an appearance with a scene between Trump and Spicer, in which the two kiss passionately in private. McCarthy's Spicer initially protests the kiss, asking, "Is this like the Godfather, when you kiss me and no one ever sees me again?"

Baldwin's follow-up skit parodied the recent Trump interview with NBC Nightly News' Lester Holt, played by Michael Che, in which Trump explained why he fired Comey.

"Okay, well first of all I can say is I won the election fair and square, everyone knows that," Baldwin began.

When Che's Holt askes 'Trump' about his decision to fire Comey, Baldwin said "I fired him because of Russia, he's investigating that. I don't like that. I should fire him."

Comey had been heading the FBI's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential race before he was abruptly fired on May 9.

Che then asked Baldwin's Trump about the optics of his decision, to which Baldwin replied, "You think I care about optics, I sit on every chair like it's a toilet."

"It's going to be on for eight more seasons," Baldwin said of Trump's presidency, "even though we should have been canceled months ago."

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