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Saturday Night Live Is Basically Just Reciting Facts About Donald Trump Now

There are some places satire can’t really go, and Donald Trump’s already-disastrous reign as Our Last President is about four years worth. So Saturday Night Live is more or less doing straight reportage in this week’s cold open, taking America on a whirlwind tour to meet the people our president-elect spent his valuable time retweeting this week. It’s kind of cute to see Pete Davidson give 16-year-old high school student Seth Morton (@FiIibuster) his 15 minutes of fame:

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Pete Davidson on Saturday Night Live.

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It’s a little less cute to remember that Donald Trump actually took the time to quote this kid’s tweet, and a lot less cute to remember that the reason he did so was to defend his ludicrous lie that “millions of people” voted illegally.

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Did Donald Trump really explain his actions, as Alec Baldwin does, by saying, “I do it because my brain is bad?” Well, to quote a 16-year-old with the president-elect’s ear, “you have no sufficient evidence that Donald Trump did not.” Also don’t miss Steve Bannon’s surprise cameo.

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Update: Surprising no one, Donald Trump found time to watch Saturday Night Live, take it personally, and respond on Twitter:

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