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12/09/2018 12:46 am ET Updated Dec 13, 2018

Robert De Niro's Mueller Pitches Scary Bedtime Story To 'Eric Trump' On 'SNL'

"Getting elected president was the worst thing to ever happen to your dad," Bob explains.

Robert De Niro popped out of a closet on “Saturday Night Live” as special counsel Robert Mueller to put Eric Trump’s mind at ease ... sort of.

Eric (Alex Moffat), cuddled up with his Teddy in his bed in Manhattan’s Trump Tower, was worried that his dad and bro were about to be indicted even as Donald Trump Jr. (Mikey Day) reads him “The Night Before Christmas” in “SNL’s” cold open.

When Eric gets scared his brother assures him: “There’s no boogeyman in your closet … have you been watching news again?”

The monster turns out to be De Niro’s easy-going Mueller. “Hi Eric, don’t be scared,” he assures Moffat. “It’s just me, your dad’s friend from work.”

Moffat’s dopey Eric asks about “Mr. Pillowfort” (Paul Manafort), “Mr. Papa John’s Pizza” (George Papadopoulos) and Michael Cohen — whom De Niro calls “federal Inmate 10358.”

De Niro assures Moffat that no matter what happens, “America is gonna be just fine. This is a country full of good people.”

“Eric” gushes: “Yeah, good people — like my dad!”

“Let’s put a pin in that,” Mueller smiles.

Moffat snaps back, saying people accusing Mueller of being the “worst thing to ever happen to my dad.”

Mueller amends: “No Eric, getting elected president was the worst thing that ever happened to your dad.”

Cue applause.

Check out the video above.

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