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Trump was the target of Nikki Haley’s “Saturday Night Live” trolling. The fact that she did not immediately attribute the Civil War to slavery led to her being confronted—once again.

As a “concerned South Carolina voter” who want to pose a question to Trump (James Austin Johnson) during a mock CNN town hall, the Republican presidential candidate appeared in the sketch comedy show’s opening as a cameo.

She got her licks in by making light of Trump’s mental capacity, his hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal bills, and his refusal to debate her.

However, actress Ayo Edebiri, who hosted the show, unexpectedly appeared at the conclusion of the sketch to challenge Haley.

I must ask: In your opinion, what was the primary factor that led to the Civil War? In your opinion, does it begin with a “S” and conclude with “lavery”?” Asked Edebiri.

Haley added, “Yep, I probably should have said that the first time.” She then gave the ever-present “and live from New York, it’s Saturday night” to end the skit.

During a town hall in northern New Hampshire in late December, Haley—then the governor of South Carolina—failed to mention slavery as a cause of the Civil War. Since then, she has spent weeks correcting her campaign error. She has expressed her regret for leaving it out on multiple occasions, claiming that “of course the Civil War was about slavery.”

On Saturday, though, Haley and her campaign made no secret of the controversy. The ex-UN ambassador smiled through her statement, clearly unfazed by the jab. Her team then sent reporters an email with the subject line “Live From New York…” and posted the entire seven-minute video to its YouTube page, during which it also made fun of Trump supporter and South Carolina senator Tim Scott. Donald Trump and Nikki Haley are in a showdown.

The sketch segment involving Haley started with her questioning the imposter Trump about his refusal to debate her. Johnson responded by calling Haley “Nancy Pelosi,” a reference to the event where Trump seemed to mistake Haley for the former speaker of the House.

Can you tell me how Donald is doing? Haley joked that lawmakers above the age of 75 should be subjected to a mental competency exam.

Continuing with the theme of Trump’s legal woes, the cold open made fun of his $83.3 million defamation court ruling, among other things. “Do you need to borrow some money?” Haley joked, referring to the $50 million spent on legal bills by Trump’s campaign committees in 2023.

Haley, who has maintained both Trump and Joe Biden are too elderly to hold the office, added: “Yeah, that’s what voters will say if they see you and Joe on the ballot.” This came after a reference to the famous phrase from “The Sixth Sense” – “I see dead people.”

The popular sketch comedy show frequently features appearances by presidential contenders. Protesters gathered outside Rockefeller Centre after Trump’s 2015 hosting of the performance caused a stir.


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