Bill Murray skewers Bannon in Saturday Night Live skit

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Much was made in the past week over quotes in Wolff's book by former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon that defamed the Trump family.

Picking up on this issue, the comedy sketch show, which usually features Bannon as nothing but a death, satan skull, surprised the viewers by casting Bill Murray for the role.

Saturday Night Live returns for its first episode of 2018 and of course, they had to poke fun at President Donald Trump's controversial comments about several countries across the globe in their cold open.

Bannon then backed up Wolff's book and argued that his power still lives.

In the cold open, Joe Scarborough (Alex Moffat) and Mika Brzezinski (Kate McKinnon) discuss the week's headlines (and exhibit some sexual tension) before turning to interview author Michael Wolff (Fred Armisen) about his recent book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Trump would say, "A thousand bucks on the black one",' he said. "No one gets the Bannon fired", Murray's Bannon claimed. He also plans to sell wrinkled barn jackets called Frumpers for guys and a spring skin care line called Blotch.

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Speaking slowly, Murray's Bannon referred to himself as a "kingmaker".

"I'm working on a web series for Crackle". "Already got some prospects. The Subway guy. It's time for America to slide down the Bannon-ster". Picture: AFPPicture: AFPCamera IconLeslie Jones portrayed Oprah Winfrey on SNL.

Next up on Morning Joe's guest list was Oprah Winfrey - played by Leslie Jones - and she was immediately asked whether she'll run for president.

"I never said Don Jr. was treasonous", he said. "But I'm different from Donald Trump because I'm actually a billionaire".

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