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Congressional Republicans Burned 'Barack Obama' — but Then He Bulked Up and Laid the Smackdown on Them

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"The Rock Obama."

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When Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson appears on "Saturday Night Live," it's only a matter of time before "The Rock Obama" shows up.

Johnson played the alter ego of "Barack Obama," incensed over congressional Republicans' actions, in this week's "SNL" cold open.

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The things "The Rock Obama" was angry about: the role Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) played in shutting down the federal government briefly in 2013, Congress' open letter to Iran led by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and House Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) invitation to have Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speak in front of Congress as the White House was shunning him.

Watch the political violence unfold below:

Reactions to the sketch were mixed, with some tweeting that they loved the performance...

...while others panned the segment — and noted the the real-life Obama's workout is nothing like Johnson's weightlifting.

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