SNL's President Trump admits he's a 'serial tapist'

"I fired [FBI Director James Comey] because of Russia," Alec Baldwin's President Trump explained to Michael Che's Lester Holt on this week's Saturday Night Live cold open. "I thought, 'He's investigating Russia. I don't like that. I should fire him.'"

Holt is crushed to learn this admission doesn't mean Trump's "reality show" presidency is over, but he does manage to elicit another confession with a question about the real life Trump's threat to release tapes of his private conversations with Comey. "I tape a lot of people, whenever I want," SNL Trump says. "Some people have called me a 'serial tapist,' and it's true, I am. When you're president, they let you do it."

Watch the full sketch below. Bonnie Kristian

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