SNL’s take on Ukraine, Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin

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What’s the best way to deal with Vladimir Putin? Saturday Night Live took a crack at it, complete with Liam Neeson and a shirtless Barack Obama.

Neeson joins Jay Pharoah’s Obama character and spoofed his role in “Taken.”

“Mr. Putin, Vladimir: I’ve never met you. I don’t have experience in international diplomacy, but what I do have is a very specific set of skills,” Neeson said. “Skills that would make me a nightmare for you. By which I mean I’m an actor in Hollywood with a lot of connections.”

What we see next is a series of shots showing Obama as a true intimidator: shirtless Obama on a horse, breaking giant boulders with a sledgehammer and wresting a bear with his own hands.

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