Read the scrapped Barack Obama sketch from SNL about Osama bin Laden

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Saturday Night Live had a great showing this past weekend. As it turns out, though, one sketch that was planned to run got scrapped. In the sketch, President Obama, portrayed as per usual by Fred Armisen, addresses the anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death, and reminds America that it was all his idea. Obama dubs the holiday “Killing Osama bin Laden Day” — pretty straightforward. He wishes his fellow Americans, “a safe and joyous first anniversary of [bin Laden's] killing,” adding that he hopes “you were able to spend it with those you love.”

The sketch comes from recent criticism President Obama has faced for possibly taking too much credit for bin Laden’s death. Last Friday, the campaign to re-elect Obama released a video ad that implied if Mitt Romney were president, he wouldn’t have ordered the operation led by Navy SEALs to kill bin Laden.

It’s unclear exactly why the sketch was scrapped from the show. What is clear is that Daily Caller got its hands on the full scrpit. Instead, NBC aired a parody of Fox’s “Fox and Friends” that ridiculed Fox News personalities.

You can read the full Obama sketch below.

Obama Address Cold Open – May 6, 2012

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