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Alec Baldwin Makes a Great Donald Trump on SNL

Submitted by on October 2, 2016 – 5:42 pmNo Comment

With the surprise firing of Taran Killam ahead of the season premiere, Saturday Night Live went into an election year without a regular to play Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Despite being a highly coveted role in an election year, it went to friend of the show Alec Baldwin (who also holds the record for most episodes hosted, with 16).

Every cast member probably has a Trump impersonation in their back pocket. That even includes former cast member (and current announcer) Darrell Hammond, who was the standard Trump impersonator during his 14 seasons on the show, and has reprised the role as recently as last season.

Still, Baldwin seems to have knocked it out of the park, perfectly capturing Trump’s reedy, nasal voice and puckered face in a sketch depicting last week’s debate. Hillary Clinton, portrayed brilliantly as always by Kate MacKinnon, also took some lumps for her attempts to seem spontaneous and relateable.

Later in the episode, Larry David appeared as Sen. Bernie Sanders.

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