'Saturday Night Live' presents Trump impeachment trial 'you wish had happened'

NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” kicked off its latest episode by presenting an impeachment trial of President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden says his faith is 'bedrock foundation of my life' after Trump claim Coronavirus talks on life support as parties dig in, pass blame Ohio governor tests negative in second coronavirus test MORE “you wish had happened,” in the wake of what it dubbed “two weeks of dry debate and posturing.”

The eight-minute skit satirized the proceedings that have taken place in the Senate over the past two weeks, reimagining a trial in which witnesses such as Trump, former national security adviser John BoltonJohn BoltonEx-Trump adviser, impeachment witness Fiona Hill gets book deal Hannity's first book in 10 years debuts at No. 1 on Amazon Congress has a shot at correcting Trump's central mistake on cybersecurity MORE and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden says his faith is 'bedrock foundation of my life' after Trump claim Biden clarifies comments comparing African American and Latino communities Kanye West may have missed deadline to get on Wisconsin ballot by minutes: report MORE's son Hunter Biden appear for testimony. 

It opens with Kenan Thompson, playing reality TV host Judge Greg Mathis, replacing Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, played by Mikey Day, as the trial's presiding officer. Asked if he wanted Roberts's gavel, Thompson's Mathis replies, "Fool, I brought my own." 


Thompson's Mathis then calls Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellCoronavirus talks on life support as parties dig in, pass blame Jobs report poised to light fire under COVID-19 talks Overnight Health Care: Ohio governor tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of Trump's visit | US shows signs of coronavirus peak, but difficult days lie ahead | Trump: COVID-19 vaccine may be ready 'right around' Election Day MORE (R-Ky.), portrayed by Beck Bennett, and Kate McKinnon as Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamThe Hill's Campaign Report: Trump's visit to battleground Ohio overshadowed by coronavirus New polls show tight races for Graham, McConnell Yates spars with GOP at testy hearing MORE (R-S.C.) to the stand. The two GOP senators offer ardent defenses of the president, with Bennett's McConnell quipping, "I just want to remind the American people that all men are innocent after proven guilty."

Cecily Strong, impersonating Bolton, later arrives at the trial and is questioned about what else is in the former administration official's forthcoming memoir. 

"No, no. Sorry, judge. No more free spoilers," Strong's Bolton says. "But you can preorder the book now. It's called 'Harry Potter and the Room Where It Happened.'" 

Bolton's testimony prompts Bennett's McConnell to demand testimony from Hunter Biden. 


"Oh, you know I'm calling Hunter Biden too. What, do you think I hate hilarious witnesses? The court calls Hunter Biden," Thompson's Mathis says, leading Seth Davidson to roll into the trial on a hoverboard with a vape in his hand. 

Davidson, as Hunter Biden, admits upon entering that "my schedule was wide open." He later acknowledges he's on “the board of a Brazilian money laundering company called Nepotismo.” But when asked whether he only got the job because of his father, Davidson's Hunter Biden takes a jab at Trump's family. 

“That’s right. I’ve been selling Biden steaks from my office at the top of Biden Tower and letting foreign leaders stay at Biden-a-Lago. Oh, no. Wait. That’s the president’s sons! Ya burnt," he says. 

Alec Baldwin's Trump then arrives. Upon entering, Baldwin says that he's a "very sick old man" and asks, "How could I withhold aid from Ukraine? I can barely get around the house."

"Ladies and gentlemen of this government place, what I’ve learned from this trial is that clearly nothing I do or say has any consequence, so I’d like to come clean about everything," Baldwin's Trump adds later. "The call with the Ukraine wasn’t perfect. It was illegal. And frankly, it was a butt dial."

Mathis's Thompson eventually ends the trial by finding Trump guilty of all charges, fining the president $10,000 and ordering him to say something nice about Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiCoronavirus talks on life support as parties dig in, pass blame On The Money: Pessimism grows as coronavirus talks go down to the wire | Jobs report poised to light fire under COVID-19 talks | Tax preparers warn unemployment recipients could owe IRS Top Democrats say postmaster confirmed changes to mail service amid delays MORE (D-Calif.).

The House voted to impeach Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress following an inquiry into his alleged dealings with Ukraine. Trump is likely to be acquitted of the charges this week, after GOP senators blocked a motion for new witness testimony and documents in the upper chamber's trial.