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Watch: SNL's Vladimir Putin mocks Pres. Trump over the size of his inauguration crowds
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Watch: SNL's Vladimir Putin mocks Pres. Trump over the size of his inauguration crowds

All the talk of Washington D.C., since President Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday has been the size of Trump's inauguration crowds, despite the fact that the world just saw a peaceful transition of power — something that is hard to come by even in modern times.

Most mainstream media news outlets have made it a point to point out the differences between Trump's crowd size and that of former President Barack Obama during his first inauguration in 2009.

So naturally, even the writers of "Saturday Night Live" took shots at Trump.

During the show's "cold open" over the weekend, "SNLs" Vladimir Putin, played by Beck Bennett, slammed Trump for the size of the crowd he drew.

"Hello America, yesterday we all made Donald Trump the 45th president of the United States," the shirtless Putin began. "Hooray! We did it, huh?"

What followed were several jokes about Russia "buying" the election, meaning that they manipulated the outcome of the election to favor Trump over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

The election was "the most expensive thing we have ever bought," Putin joked.

Then he changed his tone and offered Trump some advice, arguing that Trump's presidency is "not off to a great start."

"I thought you’d be better at this," Putin said, before lambasting Trump for his inauguration crowd size.

"However, I’m glad to see so many people showed up to your inauguration," Putin said, showing a picture of a massive crowd at Saturday's Women's March on Washington.

"Oh wait, that’s the women’s march," he quipped while showing a picture of Trump's sparse inauguration crowd.

Trump and his administration have rebuked claims that their inauguration crowd was small. Trump even claimed at the CIA headquarters Saturday that one million people showed up to Washington to watch his inauguration. But not even "SNLs" Putin would buy that.

"If you’re going to lie, don’t make it so obvious," Putin joked.

Watch the full skit below:

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Chris Enloe

Chris Enloe

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Chris is a staff writer for Blaze News. He resides in Charlotte, North Carolina. You can reach him at cenloe@blazemedia.com.
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