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Alec Baldwin Returns To SNL With Presidential Debate Parody.

"Saturday Night Live" (SNL) kicked off Season 42 in style with a parody of the recent presidential debate, in which Hillary Clinton emerged winner. Alec Baldwin returned to the long-running NBC series as Donald Trump.

This year's presidential elections have seen many controversies, and the SNL opening by Baldwin seemed a fitting remedy. Baldwin was joined by Kate McKinnon, who played Hillary Clinton.

"Good evening, America. I am going to be so good tonight," Baldwin said, starting the show. "I am going to be so calm and so presidential that all of you watching are going to cream your jeans."

Baldwin and McKinnon recreated the moments from last week's debate at Hofstra University. McKinnon entered the stage coughing as she walked with a cane (referencing to Clinton's recent bout of pneumonia) and Baldwin was seem complaining about a broken microphone and left the stage after the first question.

Baldwin's Trump blamed Clinton and President Obama for sabotaging his allegedly malfunctioning microphone, saying that: "They took my microphone to Kenya and they broke it and now it's broken."

Michael Che, who played debate moderator Lester Holt, asked McKinnon's Clinton about what she thought.

"I think I'm going to be president," McKinnon's Clinton said, as the audience cheered for her. 

Trump's body shaming of Miss Universe winner Alicia Machado, evading questions about his views on the Iraq War, and the tax evasion accusations were all brought up during the episode.

You can watch the episode below.

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Publication:International Business Times - US ed.
Date:Oct 2, 2016
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