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By Dennis Romero
"Saturday Night Live" wrapped up its 44th season beginning with a choir singing "Do not Stop Me Now" from Queen, a phrase that the series ironically applied to Donald Trump's beleaguered presidency.
The president, portrayed by Alec Baldwin, presented the cold opening with optimistic proclamations, notably that the economy was "on fire".
"I will not tell you if it's a fire that keeps you warm or burns your house on the ground," he said.
Trump is facing increasing congressional pressure to reveal his tax returns and to introduce White House staff to the evidence regarding the investigation of special advocate Robert Mueller on the influence of the Russia at the 2016 election.
On Saturday "SNL", cast members in a backdrop created for the Oval Office to perform "Don 't Stop Me Now", with press secretary Sarah Sanders, performed by Aidy Bryant, singing: "Go clog. "
Melania Trump, played by Cecily Strong, sang: "He has the best and the brightest guys, so most of them are serving their time."
Mueller, played by Robert De Niro, tried to intervene: "I have something very important to say to the American people," he said, "something they need to know." 39; hear ".
Trump blocked him and said, "No collusion, no obstruction."
Later in the show, the TV news "Weekend Update" broadened Trump's criticism by examining his trade war with China.
The co-host, Michael Che, asked what the United States had to sell to China that the Chinese would really like to buy.
"What do we sell to China apart from Marvel films and credit card debt?" he said.
Che, with a picture of "Abble" shows behind him, added: "All we have, they can just make a living" by changing a few letters of a mark.
The segment quickly tackled the subject of the right to abortion and the vote of the Alabama legislature to enact the country's strictest abortion law.
"This season of SNL started in 2018, but it looks like it will end somewhere in the 1970s," said Colin Jost, co-host of "Weekend Update".
Leslie Jones, a cast member, joined the Alabama Law Review.
"I do not know if you've all heard, but women are the same as humans," she said. "When women have a choice, women have freedom."
Grammy-nominated rapper and hip-hop producer, DJ Khaled, debuted as a musical guest. John Legend, SZA and other people and comedian Paul Rudd were animated.