Watch: SNL's 'Weekend Update' Roasts President Donald Trump's Description of Phone Call With Vladimir Putin

During the May 4 episode of Saturday Night Live, Weekend Update host Colin Jost roasted President Donald Trump over a bizarre description the president gave of his recent phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin—the first such call between the two leaders following the release of the Mueller report.

Trump offered the description Friday following the lengthy call, telling White House reporters that he and Putin had chatted about a range of topics that morning, including the conclusion of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election meddling during the 2016 election.

The investigation found no evidence of conspiracy between Russian nationals and the Trump campaign, although it was unequivocal in its findings that Russia had attempted to sway the election.

When describing the call, Trump claimed he heard Putin "smile."

"(Putin) sort of smiled when he said something to the effect that it started up as a mountain and ended up as a mouse," Trump recalled. "But he knew that because he knew that there was no collusion. Pretty much that's what it was."

Jost appeared baffled by the description.

"I gotta say, I don't know if that metaphor is more confusing in Russian or in Trump's English," the host quipped.

The comedian then asked to replay the clip in which Trump bizarrely describes Putin smiling through the phone.

"He smiled through the phone? I don't know, man. Just to sum up the state of our country right now: Our president is hearing smiles, our Congress is eating chickens and the thing people seem angriest about is that Sonic the Hedgehog has human teeth," he said, referencing two other viral moments that made national headlines last week.

Jost's criticism of the call was echoed by pundits throughout the weekend. The flak centered largely on Trump admitting that he didn't warn Putin against attempting to intervene in the 2020 election—a step many believed was necessary given the scope of Russian's cyber efforts in 2016, which included hacking and releasing DNC emails and spreading sweeping and systematic misinformation campaigns online.

"The investigation established that the Russian government perceived it would benefit from a Trump presidency and worked to secure that outcome, and the campaign expected it would benefit electorally from information stolen and released through Russian efforts," the report stated.

Trump said he didn't confront Putin about potentially attempting to intervene again, once again calling the investigation a "Russian hoax."

"We didn't discuss that," Trump told reporters about the looming elections. "Really, we didn't discuss it. We discussed five or six things. We also went into great detail on various things," Trump told reporters in the Oval Office.

He also tweeted earlier Friday that he saw "tremendous potential for a good/great relationship with Russia."

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"Saturday Night Live" cast member Colin Jost roasted President Donald Trump's description of a call with Russian President Vladimir Putin. (May 5, 2019). NBC/Screengrab
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