Republican presidential candidate former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley delivers remarks at her primary night rally at the Grappone Conference Center on January 23, 2024 in Concord, New Hampshire.
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Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley surprised audiences with a humorous cameo on “Saturday Night Live,” engaging in a mock town hall skit. In the SNL cold open, Haley, played by herself, questioned a cast member portraying her Republican presidential primary rival, Donald Trump.

The skit, set at a pretend CNN town hall, saw Haley poking fun at Trump’s past controversies. When asking a question, she humorously referenced her role in security on Jan. 6, prompting a confused response from the fake Trump. The exchange included jabs about mental competency tests and gender stereotypes about women handling money.

Amid the banter, Trump searched for nicknames for Haley, settling on the playful “Nikki Haley Joel Osman.” The skit took a turn when actor Ayo Edeberi, guest hosting the show, asked Haley about the cause of the Civil War, humorously alluding to her previous misstep in addressing the topic. Haley acknowledged the error and playfully accepted the correction.

Following her appearance, Haley took to Twitter, expressing enjoyment and anticipating Trump’s potential tweets. The surprise cameo added a lighthearted touch to SNL, showcasing Haley’s willingness to engage in comedic banter with the show’s cast.

In a memorable moment, the skit not only lampooned political figures but also addressed Haley’s real-life response to a question about the Civil War, providing a humorous take on a past controversy.