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SNL’s “Shirtless Putin” Just Hilariously Mocked Trump’s Pathetic Inauguration Crowds

Hello America! Yesterday we are made Donald Trump the 46th President of the United States! SNL continued rolling with its anti-Trump crusade Saturday night. While the sketch comedy show's seemingly endless Trump bits have been hit and miss, often featuring incredibly lazy writing, Saturday's installment was actually well-written and funny.

Saturday Night Live just brought back its “shirtless Putin” character to roundly mock President Trump for his tiny inauguration turnout. Whereas President Obama in 2008 and 2012 turned out more than 1 million people, early estimates for Trump’s inauguration hover around 200,000.

In the clip, “Putin” congratulates Trump for his large inauguration turnout, before revealing that he’s mistaken it for today’s Women’s March, which was attended by far more people than Trump’s embarrassing fiasco.

Then, “Putin” pokes fun at Trump for going to the CIA today and telling them that 1 million people attended his inauguration, a bald-faced lie. “If you’re going to lie, don’t make it so obvious,” he suggests.

In closing, “Putin” makes a crack about how he helped Trump win the election, saying, “America, it’s going to be a long four years from many of you. Just remember, we’re in this together.”

Watch the full video below:

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