‘Saturday Night Live’ Cold Open: – Deadline

James Austin Johnson returned as Donald Trump on the Saturday Night Live as the show chose the obvious topic for its cold open: The former president’s real-life hawking of $99 digital trading cards.

SNL didn’t have to stray too far from the truth for its satire, not just of Trump grifting for money, but doing so via NFTs, an entire marketplace of overpriced virtual objects.

“You can also get them for free by just going online and looking at them maybe, I don’t know,” Johnson as Trump says. “Maybe a screenshot but we’d really prefer it if you sent the $99.”

Also making an appearance in the sketch was Mikey Day as Donald Trump Jr. and Cecily Strong, in her final cold open as an SNL regular, playing girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle.

More to come.

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