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Trump told circuit judges he'd 'see them in court' — so 'SNL' brought them to the 'People's Court\

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After the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against President Donald Trump last Thursday and upheld a federal judge's temporary stay on his executive order on immigration and refugees, Trump tweeted that he would "see [them] in court."

So naturally, "Saturday Night Live" decided to have fun with that and the show brought Trump and the three circuit court judges to the "People's Court," a reality television show that handles small-claims cases.

"He claims that some phony judges are being very mean to him," the narrator says introducing Trump, who is played by actor Alec Baldwin. "He’s asking for broad, unchecked power — will he get it?"

"They're accused of letting bad hombres into the country," the narrator says of the judges, before copy comes on screen to say they're accused of: "I guess, knowing the Constitution.....?"

When the judge, played by Cecily Strong, asked Trump if he's aware that he brought his claim to TV court, Trump replies, "It's OK, I'm a TV president."

However, the judge quickly tore into Trump for bring his case to her court, noting that they shouldn't even be there given that the circuit court's ruling is binding.

"Thank you, judge, or what do you call a lady judge?" Trump replied. "A flight attendant or something like that?"

Trump explained to the judge that he is "right" and "they are wrong" in his defense and told the judge he wants his "travel ban" reinstated and....$725.

"Earlier, a woman asked me to award her joint custody of a snake," the judge snapped, "and she had more of a case than you, OK?"

Then the judge questioned the "so-called" circuit court judges, who explained they upheld the ban on Trump's order because they found that it violated the Constitution. But Trump quickly shut down the judges with a tiny gavel.

Next, Trump introduced his "character witness," who of course was Russian President Vladimir Putin, played by Beck Bennett.

"Hey everybody, c'mon, lay off President Trump, OK? This man is a great friend," Putin said. "He's my little American happy meal. He would do anything for you, even go against his own country just to make you happy."

Suddenly, Trump changed his mind and told the judge that he wants to settle his case out of court — but she was having none of it.

"Mr. President, you're doing too much," she told Trump. "I want one day without a CNN alert that scares the hell out of me, all right? I just want to relax and watch the Grammys. And no one has ever said that."

And the judge's ruling was all too predictable: that the "ban is wrong."

Watch the full skit below:

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