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Summer Edition' as Anthony Scaramucci last night

Summer Edition' as Anthony Scaramucci last night

Halfway through the broadcast, Eric (Alex Moffat) and Donald Trump Jr.

NBC's string of Thursday editions of Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update got off to a competitive start last night. Thank goodness we have more SNL to help us through it all.

Viewers hoping for a visit by Alec Baldwin's Trump, or even a single sketch, may have been disappointed to find out they were getting exactly what the title of the show implied.

"And just a week before being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, there was Trump again whining about "SNL": ".Not amusing, cast is bad, always a complete hit job.

In his first sit-down TV interviews since leaving the White House, Scaramucci will appear on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday, followed by an appearance on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert".

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The show opened with jokes mocking Trump's threat Wednesday to rain "fire and fury" on North Korea. "Unless that threat is, 'You know, I could have your father fired.' Also, you can't threaten someone when you're sitting down".

The show used comedy to remind us of the Trump-related scandals that have continued apace during the three months inter-season period while "SNL" has been off the air.

"ISIS is on the ropes, the border has never been more secure, and the story of the summer..." Che asked. "She used to be desperate, like, 'Send me your poor, your exhausted, anybody, I just need a man, lord.' Now she's on Tinder like, 'He's gotta be rich, and smart, and light-skinned, and 6'4".' I'm like, 'Bitch, you aren't China!

But when it came to the successes of President Donald Trump's administration, the SNL cast brought the two Trump sons in to help spin. So from now until the show's new season kicks off in October, Trump can take heart: there will be one-third less punchlines at his expense.