How will Hillary Clinton get more voters? Becoming Bernie Sanders! At least that’s what Kate McKinnon suggested in her impression of Hillary on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ when she turned Hillary into Bernie in a hilarious campaign ad. Watch it here!
It’s no secret that Bernie Sanders, 74, has millennials on his side, so Hillary Clinton, 68, wants to try appealing to them too — by dressing up as Bernie in one of her ads! Okay, not the real Hillary, but Saturday Night Live‘s version of Hillary, Kate McKinnon. The 32-year-old comedienne took her flawless Hillary impersonation and morphed it into an even more spot-on impression of Bernie!
The ad opens with “Hillary” walking with a group of millennials, who she declared “the ones who will decide this election” and mentioning just how important their voices are. “Luckily, I, Hillary Clinton, share all of your exact, same beliefs. And I always have,” she says. But as she carries on about what America needs, she begins to have a major New York accent. Hey wait a minute, Hillary isn’t from New York…
After discussing who rules America’s wealth with a full-on Brooklyn accent, that’s when it becomes clear that Hillary is starting to become Bernie…and it’s absolutely hilarious! The impression doesn’t just stop at Bernie’s accent, either. Hillary transforms into Bernie physically too, sporting a pair of his glasses and his signature navy suit — she even takes it to the extreme with a white wig! Who knew it was so easy for Hillary to look like Bernie?!
As if it wasn’t funny enough to see Kate’s Hillary impersonation turn into Bernie, the ad even ends out with a new motto for Hillary’s campaign: “Feel the Bern for Her,” which is a mashup of both of their slogans! And to top it all off, Hillary closes by saying, “I’m whoever you want me to be and I approve this message. I’m trying here, guys.”
Okay, so obviously this campaign ad isn’t actually a transformation from Hillary to Bernie, but it is pretty awesome how SNL managed to make you think so! But we have seen Hillary take on an SNL skit before, so we wouldn’t be too surprised if Kate inspired her to try impersonating Bernie herself!
What did you think of Kate’s Hillary and Bernie impressions, HollywoodLifers? Who does she do better? Tell us below!