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‘A Storm's A-Comin': Stormy Daniels Hits the Stage on ‘SNL'

Alec Baldwin's President Donald Trump attempted to resolve tensions between Daniels and himself

"Saturday Night Live's" cold open was packed with cameos, but perhaps the most surprising of all was Stormy Daniels herself, who took a call from President Donald Trump, played by Alec Baldwin.

They were joined by his lawyer Michael Cohen, played by Ben Stiller.

"Call up Stormy Daniels and fix this once and for all," Baldwin’s Trump tells Stiller's Cohen. "Maybe keep me on the phone too, I’ll just be quiet and listen."

But that didn't last long. 

"Come on, Stormy, stop making such a big deal about this. Everyone knows it’s just an act," Baldwin’s Trump tells Daniels after she answers the phone.

He was referencing the ongoing legal battle between the president and the adult film star, who is suing Trump and Cohen to be released from a non-disclosure agreement which she says prohibits her from speaking about an affair she alleges she had with Trump. 

"Just tell me, what do you need for this to all go away," Baldwin's Trump asked, to which Daniels replied, "a resignation."

As he attempts to work things out with Daniels, he goes as far as comparing resolving the dispute to tensions between North and South Korea.

"I solved North and South Korea, why can’t I solve us?" he asks.

"Sorry, Donald, it’s too late for that," Daniels said. "I know you don’t believe in climate change, but a storm’s a-comin', baby."

Daniels and Trump's legal battle escalated this week when she filed a lawsuit against him for defamation.

Daniels’ complaint against the president, filed in a New York court on Monday, says a tweet published by Trump, in which he refers to her allegations about an affair between the two as a "total con job," was "false and defamatory."

In the tweet, he dismissed a sketch of a man that Daniels alleges threatened her to stay quiet regarding her alleged relationship with Trump.

The tweet said, "A sketch years later about a nonexistent man. A total con job, playing the Fake News Media for Fools (but they know it)!"

Actor Martin Short also made an appearance as Trump's doctor, Harold Bornstein, to start off the skit. 

"Yes, hello, this is Dr. Harold Bornstein, would you like to know any of my patients' medical history?" Short's Bornstein said when Stiller's Cohen accidentally called him. 

Bornstein made headlines this week after he revealed to NBC News that all of the president's medical records were taken from his office in what he described as a "raid" by Trump's longtime personal bodyguard, who is also a top White House aide, the top lawyer at the Trump Organization and a third man.

Stiller's Cohen and Baldwin's Trump fielded several phone calls throughout the cold open (as the FBI listened in), from many in Trump's circle, including his wife, Melania Trump, played by Cecily Strong; his daughter, Ivanka Trump, played by Scarlett Johansson; and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani, played by Kate McKinnon.

Jimmy Fallon also made an appearance in the star-studded opening as Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, giving him a high-pitched, cartoonish voice as he and Johansson's Ivanka Trump placed a call to Stiller's Cohen.

On "Weekend Update," hosts Michael Che and Colin Jost delved into Giuliani's revelation on "Fox and Friends" this week that Trump knew about the $130,000 payment Cohen made to Daniels prior to the 2016 election.

"Which was maybe the best confession I've seen on TV that didn't end with 'created by Dick Wolf," Jost joked.

Wolf is the creator of NBC's "Law and Order" shows.

Che, referencing Giuliani's statement that Trump reimbursed Cohen for the payment in $35,000 installments, said "I have a couple questions. Like, what kind of billionaire pays for stuff in installments?" 

Pete Davidson also dropped by "Weekend Update" to share a few words about Jost and Che hosting the Emmys this year. 

"I’m a little sick about it," Davidson quipped. "No, it’s bad enough watching you guys like, strut around this place with all your accomplishments, like head writers, 'Update' hosts, Harvard, black."

"You got it all, man," he added.

Actor and musician Donald Glover hosted "SNL," and he questioned, a few times, why he didn't get a role in "SNL" after he auditioned twice. Singing the words "I really can do anything," he asked other "SNL" stars what they did for their auditions.

During one skit, Glover took on the role of Lando Calrissian from "Star Wars," and held a "Galactic Summit for All Black Humans" that had just three guests — Kenan Thompson, Leslie Jones and Chris Redd. 

He also performed an 80s-themed music video as "Raz P. Berry," thinking he caught his girlfriend out with another man, only to find out that he'd been following the wrong woman. 

Childish Gambino  — Glover's stage name — was the musical guest for "SNL," performing "This Is America" and "Saturday."

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