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Monday, 3 October 2016

SNL spoofs first presidential debate of 2016

Alec Baldwin does second-best Trump impression ever in SNL’s take on the first presidential debate of the campaign: Yesterday’s cold opening on Saturday Night Live featured cast member Kate McKinnon reprising her role of Sec. Clinton — a role portrayed by previous cast members but only really inhabited by McKinnon — as well as Alec Baldwin in what appears to be the second most true-to-life rendition of Donald Trump ever seen, (we agree with the astute observation of Bloomberg’s Will Leitch that the best Trump impression belongs to the late great Phil Hartman). The only problem with the SNL’s rendition is that it is all too depressingly real, and that real life has become far more farcical than anything a satirical show could produce, as noted by NPR’s Sam Sanders. (Watch Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton Debate Cold Open on SNL)

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