There were a ton of celebrity cameos during Saturday Night Live’s cold open sketch last night, which focused on President Trump’s payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels. From Ben Stiller, who played Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, to Jimmy Fallon and Scarlett Johansson, who impersonated Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, the surprise appearances kept us on our feet throughout the seven-minute sketch. But out of all the cameos, the most surprising one was that of Stephanie Clifford— professionally known as Stormy Daniels—who played herself.
The sketch began with Ben Stiller as Cohen on a “secure” phone call with Alec Baldwin’s President Trump. With FBI agents listening in on their conversation, “Cohen” explains he’s concerned by Trump’s ever-changing explanation of the payments to Stormy Daniels. So they call up former mayor of New York City—and recent addition to Trump’s legal team—Rudy Giuliani, who is expertly portrayed by cast member Kate McKinnon. (Is there anyone she can’t impersonate?)
Throughout the sketch, a ton of other phone calls get in the way of their three-way call. First, Cohen accidentally calls Trump’s personal physician, Dr. Bornstein (played by former SNL cast member Martin Short). Trump then fields a call by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Aidy Bryant) while Cohen has quick one-off conversations with several people in Trump’s inner circle, including First Lady Melania Trump (Cecily Strong), Omarosa Manigault (Leslie Jones), Vice President Mike Pence (Beck Bennett), and Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner.
Finally, Trump instructs his lawyer to call Stormy Daniels to “fix this once and for all.”
And with that, the real Stormy Daniels appears on screen. Cohen asks Daniels if she’s alone, while Trump interrupts and asks her what she’s wearing (cue eye roll). The president promptly hangs up on Cohen so that it’s just the two of them. “So, what up, girl?” Trump says, before asking what she needs to make all of this go away. Daniels retorts “a resignation.”
She also has a little warning for the President: “I know you don’t believe in climate change, but a storm’s a-comin’, baby.”
Watch the trolling ensue below.