'SNL Weekend Update’ returns for summer with Trump sons

“Saturday Night Live” just couldn’t stay away.

The weekly comedy show is on hiatus during the summer, but 2017 is just too juicy. So, instead, NBC brought back its most famous segment: Weekend Update.

On the first episode Thursday, hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che tried to run through the biggest hits since the show ended inMay.

While President Trump and Kim Jong Un have been waging a nuclear war of words, Jost couldn’t take the President’s fight straight from the golf course.

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“You can’t threaten someone when you’re sitting down,” he said. “Even FDR stood up when he was talking tough.”

Che also took on the recent debate over the Statue of Liberty’s intentions.

Bill Hader appeared as Anthony Scaramucci.

Bill Hader appeared as Anthony Scaramucci.


“When did the Statue of Liberty get so bougie?” he asked. “Now she’s on Tinder like, ‘he’s got to be rich and smart and light-skinned and 6’4.”

Halfway through the broadcast, Eric (Alex Moffat) and Donald Trump Jr. (Mikey Day) joined the news anchors to summarize the last few months.

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“ISIS is on the ropes, the border has never been more secure and the story of summer is…,” Donald Jr. began.

“When you met with the Russians?” Eric interjected.

But fake Donald Jr. — much like real Donald Jr. — insisted the story was a “nothing-burger.”

“Yes, I went to the meeting, but nothing illegal happened. It’s like on ‘To Catch a Predator.’ Guy shows up to a house with a 12-pack of Mike’s Hard Lemonade and turns out it’s a sting,” he said.

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Leslie Jones also joined the broadcast to show off her “Michelle Obama arms.”

Leslie Jones also joined the broadcast to show off her “Michelle Obama arms.”


“Guy shouldn’t get in trouble because nothing happened!”

Briefly occupied by a fidget spinner, and then a Lego hotel, Eric kept quiet while Donald Jr. spun his story.

“My father’s presidency has been a resounding success and I will be cleared of any wrongdoing by a grand jury,” he said.

Bill Hader as Anthony Scaramucci, the fired White House communications director, also made a quick Facetime call with Che to remind everyone that he’s already rebounded after being fired.

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“The Mooch has no regrets, baby,” he said.

“All I did was sell my company, miss the birth of my child and ruin my entire reputation, all to be king of idiot mountain for 11 days.”

The rest of the show was a quick run through the summer’s biggest hits, including Lavar Ball, “Will and Grace,” “The Emoji Movie” and Leslie Jones and her “Michelle Obama arms.”

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