Robert De Niro Returns to SNL to Play Mueller Lurking in Eric Trump’s Closet in Cold Open


Saturday Night Live started off their latest show with a cold open that had Robert Mueller lurking in a Trump Tower closet.

“There’s something in my closet,” SNL’s Eric Trump (Alex Moffatt)  says to his brother Donald Trump Jr — as played by Mikey Day   — who is reading him a bedtime story.  

“That’s just the cheap steel dad uses to build his towers,” Trump Jr. tells his brother. “Look, buddy, nothing in the closet.”

He then opens the closet to find Mueller there.

“See, no one’s in your closet,” Trump Jr. says while doom and gloom music plays. 

“Robert Mueller’s in there!” Eric insists.

Trump Jr. then tells Eric “nobody likes a fibber” and gets a phone call from his lawyer and leaves the room.

That is when Mueller — played by Robert De Niro  — leaves the closet and talks to Eric, addressing him as if he was a small child.

“Eric, I just came here to let you know, no matter what happens, no matter what happens America is going to be just fine.  This is a country full of good people,” SNL Mueller says.

“Yeah. Good people like my dad,” Eric replies, prompting Mueller  to say, “Let’s put a pin in that.”

“Mr. Mueller, people say you’re the worst thing to ever happen to my dad,” Eric then tells the SNL’s special counsel.

“No, Eric, getting elected president was the worst thing that ever happened to your dad,” Mueller corrects before the unusually short opening sketch ends.

Watch above, via NBC



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