Newswire: SNL salutes the brave Republican who stood up to Trump (TBD)

Saturday Night Live‘s sometime Donald Trump, Alec Baldwin, took another week off, leaving the show to make its satirical bones elsewhere. Kate McKinnon was a suspiciously Forrest Gump-ian Jeff Sessions, and Weekend Update continued to come hard at the Trump administration, (plus McKinnon’s Kellyanne Conway kept turning up with her feet on all the furniture). But the sharpest political material came in the form of a movie that has never existed—and seemingly might never exist.

Impeccably crafted as one of those “based on a true story” movies about a principled, defiant, real-life figure who bucks tradition, fights the odds, and does what’s right, dammit!, the necessarily untitled movie about the first Republican lawmaker to take a stand against what the sketch presents in stark terms as Trump’s racist, divisive, compromised, and crooked administration centers on… no one. (The drawn-out reveal of just who this brave …

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