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‘Saturday Night Live’ jumps right back into politics in season premiere

It remains to be seen if this grouping of comedians will retain their roles as various politicians.

(From left) Colin Jost as Pete Buttigieg, Kate McKinnon as Elizabeth Warren, Larry David as Bernie Sanders, and Woody Harrelson as Joe Biden, on “Saturday Night Live’’ this weekend.
(From left) Colin Jost as Pete Buttigieg, Kate McKinnon as Elizabeth Warren, Larry David as Bernie Sanders, and Woody Harrelson as Joe Biden, on “Saturday Night Live’’ this weekend. –Will Heath/NBC

The 45th season of “Saturday Night Live’’ kicked off this weekend and jumped right back in to the political news cycle, addressing impeachment, the scandals of the Trump presidency, and the Democratic presidential primary during the season premiere.

The episode opened with “SNL’’ alumnus Alec Baldwin again appearing as President Trump, who was commiserating with various allies about the pending impeachment inquiry into his phone calls with the president of Ukraine and other foreign leaders.

Baldwin’s Trump spoke with Rudy Giuliani (played by Kate McKinnon), William Barr (Aidy Bryant), Mike Pence (Beck Bennett), and even called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (“SNL’’ newcomer Bowen Yang).