Donald Trump Isn’t Laughing at Alec Baldwin’s SNL Performance
In a presidential campaign filled with apocalyptic rhetoric from both Republicans and Democrats, a little humor is welcomed. So for the last three weeks, NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” has become appointment viewing for some, as the actors Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon have spoofed Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
Alec Baldwin, as Trump, blustered his way through the question, noting he’d brought four women who had accused former President Bill Clinton of abusing them. “Their voices need to be heard.” But what about the women accusing Trump of sexual misconduct? “They need to shut the hell up.”
McKinnon’s Clinton, in a southern-belle sounding twang, feigned shock at the women being seated in the audience. “Mistresses? Bill, how could you? How will I go on with the debate? How will I remember my facts and figures? Oh Donald no,” McKinnon’s Clinton said, then added, “Get real! I’m made of steel. This is nothing! Hi girls!”
The final questioner asked Clinton to name one thing she liked about Donald Trump.
“I do like how generous he is. Just last Friday he handed me this election,” McKinnon’s Clinton quipped, an allusion to the fact that polls have shown Hillary Clinton’s lead growing since the 2005 Trump tape was published.
Baldwin’s Donald Trump urged voters to go to the polls on “November 35th.” The actual Donald Trump had urged people to vote on November 28th.