“Saturday Night Live” took a departure with its cold open this week, taking us out of the Trump White House — and into the universe of the 1994 movie “Forrest Gump.” Instead of Tom Hanks, it was Attorney General Jeff Sessions (Kate McKinnon) at the bus stop, eating chocolates and confiding in strangers about a rather momentous week.
“I’m the attorney general of the whole United States,” Sessions said, introducing himself to a woman (Leslie Jones) in Gump’s pronounced Southern drawl. “He shook my hand like this,” Sessions added, before imitating President Trump’s forceful (and oft-discussed) handshake.
“Being in the government is so fun,” Sessions continued, eventually pulling out a photo of his “best good friend Kellyanne.” The photo, of course, was the infamous image of White House adviser Kellyanne Conway kneeling on a couch in the Oval Office during Trump’s meeting this week with representatives from historically black colleges and universities. “She ain’t got no legs.”