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'A storm's coming, baby': Stormy Daniels, Ben Stiller, Martin Short appear in SNL cold open

Stormy Daniels as herself, Ben Stiller as Michael Cohen, and Alec Baldwin as President Trump on SNL

Saturday Night Live came back from a brief break with a star-studded cold open anchored by comedian Ben Stiller reprising his role as President Trump's hapless personal attorney Michael Cohen, now being wiretapped by the FBI (in real life, the agency monitored the metadata of his calls but did not tap them).

Cohen is on the phone — well, on multiple burners and a payphone where he dials *86 for supposed anonymity — with Trumpworld characters including Alec Baldwin's President Trump, Kate McKinnon's Rudy Giuliani, Martin Short's Dr. Harold Bornstein, Scarlett Johansson and Jimmy Fallon's Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, and the actual adult film star Stormy Daniels as herself. Her message for the Trumps of SNL and the White House alike: "I know you don't believe in climate change, but a storm's coming, baby."

Watch the full sketch below. Bonnie Kristian