Breaking Bad’s Walter White is back – and he’s here to help Donald Trump

Bryan Cranston reprised his role as the drugs kingpin to parody the President-elect on Saturday Night Live

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It’s safe to say that US President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet nominations have not been met with universal acclaim, with some pointing out that his picks (including a climate change denier to head the Environmental Protection Agency and an ally of Vladimir Putin to be Secretary of State) seem somewhat opposed to the offices they will represent.

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So perhaps it was inevitable that topical sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live would parody these events with a pop culture twist, suggesting that Donald Trump’s next pick to head the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) would be someone equally unorthodox – aka Breaking Bad’s crystal meth kingpin Walter White.

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With Bryan Cranston in place to reprise his most iconic role, the Breaking Bad jokes and quotes came thick and fast, with the star also making a few digs at Trump’s other policies while sporting a bald cap. Frankly, there are probably worse choices for the DEA post out there.