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By Dennis Romero
"Saturday Night Live" ended its 44th season by opening with a choir that's the Queen's "Don & # 39; t Stop Me Now" sings, an expression that ironically applied to the embattled presidency of Donald Trump.
The president, played by Alec Baldwin, opened the cold with optimistic proclamations. including the fact that the economy was on fire.
"I will not tell you if it's a fire that keeps you warm or burns down your house," he said.
Trump faces increasing pressure on Congress to disclose his tax returns and to present White House staff to testify on the investigation of Special Envoy Robert Mueller on Russian influence in the 2016 elections.
On "SNL" Saturday the actors against the background of the Oval Office on "Do not Stop Now", with press spokeswoman Sarah Sander s, played by Aidy Bryant, sings: "You can not summon him, he will interfere."
Melania Trump, played by Cecily Strong, sang, "He has the best and brightest guys, that's why most of them serve time.
Mueller, played by Robert De Niro, tried to intervene: "I have something very important to tell the American people," he said, "something they need to hear.
Trump blocked him and said, "No collusion, no hindrance."
Later in the program, the Weekend Update news segment expanded criticism of Trump by considering its trade war with China.
Moderator Michael Che wondered what the United States would have to sell China that the Chinese actually wanted to buy.
With the image of an "Abble" watch behind him, Che added, "Everything we do they can simply do it themselves "by changing a few letters of a brand.
The segment quickly turned to the topic of abortion rights and the vote of the Alabama Legislature to pass the most stringent abortion law in the nation.
" This SNL's season started in 2018, but it looks like it will end sometime in the 1970s. "" Co-host Colin Jost said.
Cast member Leslie Jones joined to criticize the Alabama law.
"I do not know if you've heard, but women are the same as people," she said. "If women have the choice, women have the freedom."
Grammy-nominated rapper and hip-hop producer DJ Khaled made his debut as a musical guest, along with John Legend, SZA and others and the actor hosted by Paul Rudd.