It was a “huge” dig by the former president.
Saturday Night Live opened this week’s show with a dig at former President Trump, who teased a “big announcement” — which some thought was a bid for Speaker of the House — but it turned out to be a series of turned out to be NFT cards selling for $99 each.
The announcement proved ripe for a parody.
“You can also get them for free just by going online and maybe looking at them, I don’t know,” said James Austin Johnson as Trump. “Maybe a screenshot, but we’d really prefer it if you sent the $99.”
Trump then offered a ticket of him “as a cowboy.” Or I’ll melt Biden’s ice with my big laser eyes.” Trump then reassured viewers that his NFTs weren’t a variation of Pokemon.
Other maps have included Trump crossing the Delaware River or in cult films like The Matrix and Titanic.
Mikey Day and Cecily Strong – who left the show after 11 seasons – also appeared as Donald Trump Jr. and his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle.
“These cards are amazing,” Day said, as Trump Jr. said. “And a bargain. And I know what you’re thinking: $99. You get two grams for that!”
“I guarantee you will sleep in heavenly peace!” Strong as Guilfoyle exclaimed.
The long-running comedy show went a step further, saying those who buy the tickets will “get an exclusive mystery prize where you can choose anything from this beautiful box,” mockingly labeled “Classified” and refers to the raid in Mar-A-Lago in August.
The sketch ended with Trump running his Christmas list in the stream of consciousness, blaming himself for getting people to say “Merry Christmas” again.
“I brought that back because Christmas is very important to Christians, and I think Jews too, I think… Lately you’ve heard Merry Christmas a lot more, just like ‘A Christmas Carol.’ I was visited by three ghosts last night including, actually four if you include Epstein,” the actor said as Trump, getting a few “oohs” from the audience.
“We love Santa, don’t we folks? We love Santa Claus. But not Ron DeSanta. We don’t like DeSanta that much.”
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