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Biden gets some encouragement — and a shoulder rub — from his 2013 self in SNL's cold open

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A dismayed President Joe Biden got an uplifting visit from "the ghost of Biden past" in SNL's Cold Open on Saturday night.

The sketch began with Biden, played by cast member James Austin Johnson, getting some bad news from White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki in the Oval Office.

"Your CNN Town Hall was watched by no one, and your approval rating is in the Dumpster," Psaki says.

"I don't understand. People used to like me," Biden says to himself after Psaki leaves. "The press would call me........

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