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Elimination Night on 'SNL': Jared Kushner vs. Steve Bannon

Elimination Night on 'SNL': Jared Kushner vs. Steve Bannon
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"Saturday Night Live" aired at the same time coast to coast Saturday, April 15, a first that allowed every viewer to experience it truly live.

There were plenty of big moments on the show, including the first live solo performances by Harry Styles ("Sign of the Times" and "Ever Since New York") and Melissa McCarthy's return as Sean Spicer.

In spite of saying he might not play President Trump much longer, Alec Baldwin returned for another biting cold open, this time trolling Trump for spending too much time at Mar-a-Lago, pitting adviser Steve Bannon/The Grim Reaper (Mikey Day) against his son-in-law Jared Kushner (guest host Jimmy Fallon) in a nail-biting, reality-show-style "elimination night."

After recalling his first 100 days with Vice President Mike Pence (Beck Bennett), Trump calls in Bannon and "my little Kush-ball." Kushner, wearing the preppy garb (topped off with a combat vest) the real Kushner sports on a recent surprise trip to Iraq, is welcomed in with a snippet of EMF's 1991 hit "Unbelievable."

In a riff on Tyra Banks' "America's Next Top Model" routine, Trump tells the men before him he has only one photo in his hand — no surprise, Kushner, his son-in-law, prevails. "If you are born rich and marry my daughter, you can do anything you want," Trump says before declaring Kushner "a cute little twink."

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