A screenshot of "SNL" star Kate McKinnon as climate activist Greta Thunberg on the latest "Saturday Night Live" episode. Photo: NBC

"Saturday Night Live" star Kate McKinnon stole the show as climate activist Greta Thunberg responding to President Trump's criticism of her, as "SNL" skewered a range of topics in its latest cold open.

Donald Trump, step to me and I will come at you like a plastic straw comes at a turtle. And I cannot believe I’m saying this to a 70-year-old man, but grow up."
— "SNL" star Kate McKinnon as Thunberg

Details: The cold open also featured a range of holiday discussions around American dinner tables, including the impeachment inquiry, the electoral college and Cory Booker.

  • Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson hosted Saturday night's show and former One Direction singer Niall Horan performed.

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