Just as the Trump’s presidency has upended the political and international world, so too has it upended the world of comedy. SNL is as helpless to the Trump phenomena as the rest of life. It would be unreasonable not to expect it to derail the normal casting and flow of the weekend’s lead comedy show.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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