"Saturday Night Live" honored former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaTop nuclear policy appointee removed from Pentagon post: report Prosecutors face legal challenges over obstruction charge in Capitol riot cases Biden makes early gains eroding Trump's environmental legacy MORE’s legacy with a musical tribute during its first show after President Trump’s inauguration.

SNL cast members sang Sidney Poitier's “To Sir, With Love” with a large portrait of Obama behind them.

The SNL cast members also presented a “World’s Greatest President” mug for Obama at the end of their performance.

The move to honor Obama with a song echoes the show’s decision to have a cast member portraying Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHeller won't say if Biden won election Whitmer trailing GOP challenger by 6 points in Michigan governor race: poll GOP political operatives indicted over illegal campaign contribution from Russian national in 2016 MORE sing an emotional “Hallelujah” just after the Democratic nominee’s surprise defeat to Trump in the 2016 election in November.

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Trump became the country’s 45th president on Friday. The Obamas flew to Palm Springs, Calif. immediately after the inauguration.