Later, former cast member Bill Hader made a cameo as "The Mooch".
Kenan Thompson played National Basketball Association dad and world-class braggart LaVar Ball, whom Jost called a "black Trump, everyone!" The slimy, loose-lipped businessman from Long Island makes for comedy gold; he was only part of the Trump administration for ten days, but this early edition of SNL allows an opportunity to portray him. The show will wrap when SNL gets back into full production.
The first episode served as a reminder of the vital, cathartic role that "SNL" has played during the Trump presidency, making (many) in America and beyond laugh, while spotlighting Trump's failings. But Leslie Jones (playing herself giving fitness advice) had the best comedic moments.
Trump's "locked and loaded" standoff with North Korea has Americans in high anxiety, hair-pulling among White House officials may be stalling his agenda, Robert Mueller's Russian Federation campaign-interference probe appears to be heating up with the recent Federal Bureau of Investigation raid of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and Trump faces the lowest-ever approval ratings for a president at this time in his first term. (Mikey Day) also had a great appearance; Moffat does Eric as an absolutely hilarious dolt, and his wide-eyed bafflement at encountering a fidget spinner was brilliantly played.
"Thanks for letting us come here and talk about some of the wonderful things my father is doing", Trump Jr begins, following an introduction by SNL co-host Colin Jost.
Jost and Che were in good form too, with no shortage of current events to fill the fast-moving show.
"When did the Statue of Liberty get so bougie?".
For those who have forgotten how much "SNL" sends Trump into a tizzy, here's a quick refresher from his Twitter account.
"I heard you two nutless, liberal asswipes mentioned my name, and when I hear my name mentioned three times, I appear like a goombah Beetlejuice", Hader said, impersonating Scaramucci during a FaceTime call.