Uh, did we just watch the first presidential debate over again? Because Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon were so convincing as our two candidates in the season premiere of ‘Saturday Night Live’ that we thought we had turned on our DVRs and not tuned into NBC. Get the full scoop on the opening sketch, and Alec Baldwin’s amazing Donald Trump impression, right here!
Alec Baldwin, 58, was so amazing when he took on the role of Donald Trump, 70, on the Oct. 1 season opener of Saturday Night Live, that we could hardly believe we were looking at Alec and not the businessman turned Republican presidential nominee.”The man to blame for the bottom half of all his kids’ faces, it’s Republican nominee Donald Trump!” said Michael Che, as the moderator Lester Holt as he introduced Alec before he and Hillary Clinton, we mean Kate McKinnon started their “debate.”
“I have the best judgement and the best temperament. She’s the one with the bad temperament,” Alec said tearing into his fake opponent. “And when she stops talking her mouth looks like a tiny, little, butt hole,” the celebrated actor said as he pursed his lips in the exact same way Donald does and is merciless mocked for. Kate looked like she was trying to keep it together because Alec was basically channeling Donald and then bringing it all up to 11. Don’t get us wrong, Kate held her own, poking some good-natured fun at Hillary too. “If you elect me I will lock myself in the oval office and not come out for four years. But if you don’t elect me I will continue to run for president until the day I die. And I will never die,” Kate said ending with a terrifyingly hilarious smile. OMG, we’re dying.
We were so excited when we found out Alec and Kate were going to be playing Donald and Hillary and we were not disappointed by the sketch in which they took on the first presidential debate. We so hope Alec comes back throughout the remainder of the election season to play Donald at least once more to Kate’s Hillary. Those pursed lips, though?
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of Alec’s portrayal of Donald in the season opener? Let us know below!