Published: Sun, January 14, 2018
Entertaiment | By Mabel Barber

Bill Murray Slays As The 'Bannon Cannon' On 'Saturday Night Live'

Bill Murray Slays As The 'Bannon Cannon' On 'Saturday Night Live'

Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski had Wolff on (played by Fred Armisen), and they grilled him over the portions of his book which might not be completely accurate.

Saturday Night Live returned to Global TV after a month-long hiatus, and it was no big surprise to see the show's first cold open of 2018 borrow much of its material from the fallout from the release of the tell-all book, "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House".

Next came Bannon, at first in SNL's typical portrayal as a Grim Reaper, then pulling back the hood to reveal Murray, his face blotched with red and using a voice closer to his old Nick the Lounge Singer than Trump's estranged guru. "Trump would ask to have two babies placed in his office, usually of different ethnicities. Someone would put a bowl of goldfish crackers on the other side of the room and Trump would say '$1,000 on the black one'".

When he's asked if that's really true, Armisen shrugs, "Yeah".

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Asked about inaccuracies, Armisen gave a perfectly Wolffian "You read it, right?" You liked it? You had fun?

"You got the gist, so shut up", Wolff said. Even the stuff that's not true: "It's true". He went on to share that he's "working on a web series for Crackle" and coming out with a line of barn jackets and a skin care line for the spring.

Bannon certainly had a bone to pick with Wolff, whose book led to the former White House advisor's firing from Breitbart and prompted the president to mock him on Twitter as "Sloppy Steve". "I convinced this country to elect Donald, and I can do it again. The Bannon dynasty is dawning", stated the fake Bannon. "But I'm different from Donald Trump because I'm actually a billionaire".

Closing the segment out was a satanical Oprah Winfrey to play off the speculation that she could run for president in 2020. So who knows? There's only one job more powerful in the world than being president: "BEING OPRAH!".

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