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Kate McKinnon's Lindsey Graham Goes Gaga Over 'Coup-ist' Guy Trump On 'SNL'

"Just because the rioters were yelling ‘fight for Trump,’ doesn’t mean they meant Donald Trump," explained McKinnon as the senator.

Kate McKinnon nailed yet another Trumpist disciple as Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham on the cold open of “Saturday Night Live.”

“Graham” was a guest of Tucker Carlson (Alex Moffat) on Fox News, and in the mood to party over Donald Trump’s impeachment acquittal just a few hours earlier. It’s a “great day for 30% of America,” he noted.

People say Trump “attempted a coup,” explained the senator. “He didn’t attempt a coup, he is coup. He’s the coup-ist guy I know,” oozed Graham.

“I just don’t understand why everyone still insists on taking Donald Trump down. He is smart, he is nice, he’s in shape. Last fall he died of COVID and didn’t even tell nobody,” he added.

The senator conceded that we can “all agree the attack on the Capitol was a horrible thing. But just because the rioters were yelling ‘fight for Trump,’ doesn’t mean they meant Donald Trump.”

Now, we can “focus on the serious issues, like locking up Hillary and freeing beautiful Britney Spears.”

Aidy Bryant’s Ted Cruz and Beck Bennett’s Mitch McConnell also turned up to celebrate. But the Senate minority leader had a very confusing verdict on Trump: “Everyone knows you cannot impeach a former president. That’s why we should’ve impeached him before, back when I said we couldn’t.”

He added: “I think he’s guilty as hell and the worst person I’ve ever met. And I hope every city, county and state locks his ass up. Oh God, that felt good! I’ve been holding that inside my neck for four years!”

Check it out in the video above.