Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon are ready for the presidential election to end. The hilarious Saturday Night Live duo reprised their roles as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton for the last time before Election Day (Tuesday, November 8) — and they actually hugged it out.
The Saturday, November 5, episode’s cold open started as usual: Trump faced off against Clinton as they discussed a wide array of topics including the Republican presidential candidate’s connections to Russian president Vladimir Putin and the KKK, as well as the Democratic nominee’s infamous email scandal.
“These emails are very bad for you, Hillary,” Trump said to his opponent. “That’s why I never use email. It’s too risky. Instead I use a very private, very secure site where one can write whatever they want to and no one will read it. It’s called Twitter.”
After CNN commentator Erin Burnett (Cecily Strong) told the businessman that Twitter isn’t a private website, he quipped, “Really? And I’m still in this thing? America, you must really hate this lady.”
As Clinton grew frustrated over Burnett’s questions about her emails, Trump kissed an FBI agent, Putin and a KKK member on the lips.
“What is happening?” the former secretary of State questioned aloud. “Is the whole world insane? Donald Trump has ruined so much of what we, as Americans, hold dear — kindness, decency, Tic Tacs, Skittles, taco bowls, father-daughter dances, buses, bright red hats, the word great, the color orange [and] men.”
As the former Celebrity Apprentice host started to respond, Baldwin, 58, broke character and dropped his Trump impression. “I’m sorry, Kate, I just hate yelling all this stuff at you like this,” he said, addressing McKinnon, 32, who replied, “Yeah, I know, right? This whole election has been so mean.”
After admitting he felt “gross all the time,” Baldwin took McKinnon’s hand as the cold open cut to a pretaped segment showing the twosome running around Times Square in NYC and hugging each other’s supporters.
“Now it’s time to get out there and vote!” Baldwin urged viewers. “None of this will have mattered if you don’t vote.”
McKinnon added, “And we can’t tell you who to vote for, but on Tuesday, we all get a chance to choose what kind of country we want to live in.”
Saturday Night Live airs on NBC Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. ET.
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