Nikki Haley Crashes ‘SNL’ Cold Open to Confront Trump

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For the first few minutes of this week’s Saturday Night Live, it seemed like the show was going for a pretty standard cold open. James Austin Johnson started off with his familiar Donald Trump impression; he delivered some fun bits about Taylor Swift and the Super Bowl, but for the most part seemed to be staying well within his comfort zone.

Things switched up dramatically, however, when a “concerned voter” showed up on stage, played by none other than presidential candidate Nikki Haley herself. “My question is: Why won’t you debate Nikki Haley?” she said. Trump has famously been avoiding the debate stage throughout the primaries, a source of frustration Haley made clear long before her SNL appearance.

“Oh my God, it’s her—the woman who was in charge of security on January 6!” Johnson’s Trump responded, referencing the former president’s famous slip-up where he confused Haley with Pelosi for an extended period in a campaign speech. It teed up Haley perfectly for a jab at Trump’s apparent mental decline: “Are you doing OK, Donald? You might need a mental competency test.”

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