Moffat's Carlson first talked about President Donald Trump's "heroic end" to the shutdown. "It did take him 35 days but he was finally able to get no wall," he said. Joined by Strong's Pirro, they then discussed "crisis at our border (which) rages on."
"We have to take a Marie Kondo approach to cleaning up this country. If something doesn't spark joy, throw it out," the show's Pirro shared. "And you know what doesn't spark joy in me? Guatemalans."
Strong was not the only cast member appeared on the skit. Kate McKinnon offered an eerily accurate impersonation of Secretary of Commerce and man of the people Wilbur Ross, who was criticized for saying that he didn't "really quite understand why" some furloughed workers were visiting food banks instead of taking out a loan.
"I simply meant there were other ways of getting money, like they could have liquidated some of their stocks or sold one of their paintings," McKinnon's Ross said. "I mean, even if they sold a lesser Picasso, that's still going to get you through a week or two of yacht maintenance."
Towards the end of the skit, Steve Martin made a surprise appearance as Roger Stone. "I'm just a poor, helpless old man. I'm 66! I'm almost as old as Sting," Martin said, referring to Stone who was being indicted Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller III, who accused him of him of lying, obstruction and witness tampering.
"The whole (arrest) experience was so harrowing, and afterwards I could only manage one radio interview. And a speech from the steps of courthouse. And two appearances on television. It's horrible!" he continued saying. He went on sharing that he was broke from the legal battle and people not buying his book was not helping either.
The show's Stone then announced that he opened up a page for donation only to get people yelling at him. Before concluding, he declared himself as "a normal and straightforward guy." It was a direct reference to one of his best-known "SNL" catchphrases from the late 1970s.