Santa Claus quizzed by kids about Al Franken, Roy Moore

Santa Claus quizzed by kids about Al Franken, Roy Moore

Kids had a lot of questions for Santa in the "Saturday Night Live" cold open this week, including whether President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for "serious case of amnesia" after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don't want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE is on the naughty list.

"Can you tell me: What did Al Franken do?" the first boy asks. To which Santa's elf assistant, played by Kate McKinnon said, "It's not really a list, it's more of a registry".

Sugarplum - who then asks to be called Amy "in the current climate" - refuses, forcing Santa to tell Tyler that "Al Franken is on Santa's naughty list this year".

Moore, of course, is the Republican candidate in Alabama running for a U.S. Senate seat, who has spent the past several weeks battling accusations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls.

Other children asked Santa such hot-button questions as, "Is President Trump on the naughty list?".

The audience laughs, and Thompson encourages the girl that lessons can be learned from what's going on in the news.

Next customer, a little girl, was quickly hustled away after telling Santa that she wants 'a Barbie, unless the feminazis are going to take that away from me too!'

Without missing a beat, the boy moves on to his next query: "What about Roy Moore?".

'C'mon, man! When you're supporting an accused child molester you can't say "go get 'em!"

But "most people in America are good people, and eventually good people will fix our country", McKinnon says. After explaining that Trump might have said or done a few naughty things, McKinnon's elf interjected with a sly grin.

"I know", the girl replied. "But if you deny it, they let you keep your job", she says.

"We seem to have lost all perspective on what's naught and nice", McKinnon tells a child.

When that joke drew disapproving oohs and moans, Che added, "I said, worst thing".

If these kids are anything, it's tuned in... as in tuned to CNN, MSNBC and even Fox News.

The girl also asked Santa, "What did Al Franken do?"

"But as bad as things might seem, I promise you, Jenny, it will be OK, OK?"

Then, in a nod to Trump's support of West Virginia coal miners, Santa said to the girl, "Well OK, careful there, Jessica, or you might get coal in your stocking".