Alec Baldwin’s portrayal of Republican Donald Trump during Saturday Night Live’s “presidential debate” was so spot on, it’s sure to be right up there in comedic/political history with Tina Fey’s Sarah Palin.
Kate McKinnon wasn’t shabby, either. From her arrival on the debate stage as Hillary Clinton, coughing and with a cane, to her last minute “sudden” mention of Alicia Machado, McKinnon managed to lampoon both Clinton and her detractors.
But it was Baldwin who stole the show. He had Donald Trump’s pout, intonation and hand gestures – plus the orange combover and tan (with white around the eyes).
The skit, which can be viewed below, was the show’s cold open and it hit every memorable moment from the debate and afterward. Unlike in real life, Baldwin’s Trump complained about his broken microphone during the debate:
“My microphone is broken. She broke it with Obama. She and Obama stole it. They took my microphone to Kenya and they broke it and now it’s broken.”
Baldwin also mocked Trump’s pathetic attempt to use Sean Hannity as proof he opposed the Iraq war from the beginning:
“I leaned over and I whispered in his ear, ‘Sean, I’m against the war in Iraq.’ He whispered in my ear, ‘I’m against the war, too.’ The next thing I knew I was kissing Sean Hannity.”
And of course, SNL took on Trump’s comments about former Miss Universe, Alicia Machado:
“Lester, why are we talking about this woman? We should be talking about the important issues like Rosie O’Donnell and how she’s a fat loser and everyone agrees with me. I just wanted to bring that up in a presidential debate, right at the end, my own volition. Good idea, I did it.”
That made Clinton start crying. But not for any reason you’d probably expect.
Watch it below to for some highly recommended weekend comedy, mostly at Donald Trump’s expense, via Saturday Night Live.