'SNL' host Don Cheadle makes fashion statements, dons Trump Soviet Union jersey – USA TODAY

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USA TODAY

Published 2:01 AM EST Feb 17, 2019

Don Cheadle, who took on hosting duties for this weekend’s “Saturday Night Live” made fashion statements on the NBC program.

The Academy Award nominee closed the show in a Soviet Union jersey with “Trump” and the number “45” on the back.  

“Big thanks to (musical guest) Gary Clark Jr., Mr. Alec Baldwin. Wow, what a week, what a week,” the first-time host said. “You guys have been amazing, thank you.”

Twitter took notice of the “Black Monday” actor’s duds. 

“Don Cheadle’s hockey jersey at the end of #SNL…” one user commented with several wide-eyed emojis.

Another user documented their thought process:

“Why is Don Cheadle wearing a CCCP jerse- (he turns around) OHHHH I GET IT” they tweeted.

Some on the Twitterverse were tickled. 

“OMG HE’S WEARING A TRUMP SOVIET UNION HOCKEY JERSEY I- (die)” a person shared, adding a giggling Shirley Temple GIF.

Another called the wardrobe choice “Legendary!”

“@DonCheadle wore a Soviet Union CCCP hockey jersey at the end of the #SNL tonight with #Trump on the back of it with number 45 for his presidency!” the person wrote. “Well done Donny!” 

Earlier in the evening, Cheadle also donned a shirt that read “PROTECT TRANS KIDS” while introducing Clark Jr., a move that was celebrated.

“Thank you Don Cheadle for using your platform to help save lives,” one user expressed.

“Your shirt fills my heart,” another posted.

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