With the 42nd season premiere of Saturday Night Live kicking off last night, it was no surprise they were going to touch on this year’s presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

This is a topic the SNL folk love to poke fun at as we’ve seen in the past. The real treat during the parody skit was Alec Baldwin who made his much-anticipated appearance as Donald Trump.

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The video started right out of the gate speculating on Hillary Clinton’s health concerns. Kate McKinnon, who portrayed Hillary Clinton, did an excellent job displaying Clinton and her mannerisms.

Mckinnon even gave her best Willy Wonka impression, acting if she was falling down from her recent pneumonia diagnosis and rolling at the last second.

The SNL debate perfectly mimicked the actual debate with Trump repeatedly interrupting Clinton’s statements with one-liners. Trump addressed Lester Holt, who was played by a wigged Michael Che, as “jazz man” throughout the debate.


Baldwin then answered the first question in the debate about jobs in America. He said,“I’m going to give a very presidential answer: Jobs flee this country, they are going to Mexico and they are going to Gina.” (“Gina”=China.)

He continued, “See I stayed calm just like I promised it is over I won, thank you,” Trump said confidently before turning to leave the stage.  Holt reminded Trump that, “There are 88 minutes left.”


The highlight of the entire parody was when Trump blamed Obama and Clinton for tampering with his microphone. “She broke it with Obama, she and Obama stole my microphone. They took my microphone to Kenya and they broke it and now it’s broken. It’s picking up somebody sniffing here, I think it’s her sniffs.”

Holt then turned to Clinton and asked, “What do you think about that?”

“I think I’m going to be president,” Clinton replied.


It seems all but apparent that Baldwin and McKinnon have what it takes to make these presidential parodies a staple for SNL again. Will Farrel perfectly depicted George W. Bush, and was a high point in the show’s history. It’s safe to say that the torch has been passed to the new “presidential candidates.” Bravo!


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