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NBC's "Saturday Night Live" opened its spring season by parodying President-elect Donald Trump's contentious meeting with the press last week, bringing back actor Alec Baldwin as Trump.

"Yes, this is real life. This is really happening," Baldwin began, referencing the fact that by the end of the week, Trump will actually be the president of the United States.

The first half of the cold open mocked Trump and the unverified dossier released last week that alleged Trump hired Russian prostitutes to urine on a hotel bed once slept in by President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama.

"I am not talking about the pee, because it didn’t happen, and it wasn’t as cool as it sounds," Baldwin, as Trump, said in reply to a question from a reporter before making continuous jokes about pee.

"I’m going to bring back a thick stream of jobs back to this country — the biggest, strongest, steadiest stream you’ve ever seen," Baldwin said as he attempted to shift the topic from the dossier to jobs.

"This country will literally be showered with jobs because I am a major whiz at jobs," he added. "And this will be a golden opportunity for me as president to make a big splash."

Later in the parody, Baldwin, as Trump, attacked the press, specifically CNN's Jim Acosta, which actually happened in real life last Wednesday.

He was also pressed by a reporter if he would openly admit that Russian state hackers manipulated the election. Baldwin, as Trump, was reluctant, but finally admitted it.

That's when Russian President Vladimir Putin showed up as "CNN journalist Wolf Blitzer" with the "pee pee tape" to ask Trump, "Are you sure it was Russia behind hacking?"

"It was China...err, it was Canada — it was Meryl Streep," Trump quickly told Putin before ending the mock press conference.

If you notice, "SNL" further mocked Trump by putting a lapel pin of the Russian flag on Baldwin's suit jacket.

Watch the full skit below:

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