8:44pm PT by Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya
Robert De Niro's Robert Mueller Haunts Eric Trump in 'SNL' Cold Open
Saturday Night Live's Alex Moffat and Mikey Day reprised their impressions of Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr. in the cold open on this week’s installment of the NBC sketch show, and the skit pumped out a lot of jokes about Eric Trump not knowing many words.
Moffat’s Eric was scared to go to sleep after watching the news and learning that his older brother could be indicted, so Day’s Donald Jr. tried to assure his younger brother by reading him a bedtime story. But when he opened the closet to show Eric there wasn’t a monster in there, Robert Mueller (as played by Robert De Niro) appeared. “Hi, Eric, don’t be scared,” he said. “It’s just me, Robert Mueller, your dad’s friend from work.”
“People say you’re the worst thing to happen to my dad,” Moffat’s Eric said.
“Getting elected president is the worst thing that ever happened to your dad,” said De Niro’s Mueller, which was met with applause from the studio audience.