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SNL's Trump asks Kim Jong Un for advice on how to handle the whistleblower

Saturday Night Live is back.

On the premiere of the 45th season of NBC's iconic sketch comedy series, Alec Baldwin returned to the trenches to portray President Trump for the episode's cold open. Unsurprisingly, the show tackled the impeachment news, as Baldwin's Trump tries to finagle his way out of the jam without much help from his friends.

Throughout the sketch he tries to prevent Kate McKinnon's Rudy Giuliani from causing him any more damage, concocts a plan to pin the whole thing on Beck Bennett's Mike Pence, asks new cast member Bowen Yang's Kim Jong Un for advice on how to handle the whistleblower, and gets a pep talk from Cecily Strong's Jeanine Pirro.

Seemingly out of options, Baldwin's Trump makes one last, desperate phone call, only to discover that Ray Donovan is actually just a fictional character portrayed by Liev Schreiber. Watch the full clip below. Tim O'Donnell