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Highlights from the thirteenth episode of Saturday Night Live’s forty-fourth season:

The cold open: Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin) takes questions at press conference.

For more, read The Washington Post’s recap.

Weekend Update special guests: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (Kate McKinnon) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (Alex Moffat) stop by Weekend Update to talk about Donald Trump’s negotiation skills.

Weekend Update initial segment: Anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the week’s biggest news, like Trump’s news conference.

A bar fight gets impeded by a song.

The unexpectedly hilarious sketch of the night: Contestants (Don Cheadle, Heidi Gardner, Leslie Jones, Kyle Mooney) on a baking competition show present their confections to judges (Aidy Bryant, Beck Bennett, Ego Nwodim).

Lastly, here’s USA Today with a recap of Don Cheadle’s end credits dig at Trump.

Browse all sketches and performances uploaded from this week’s episode.