SNL Riffs on 'Nightmare' Debate

Trump is not amused
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 16, 2016 7:28 AM CDT

"Welcome to the second and worst ever presidential debate," intoned Cecily Strong's Martha Raddatz in Saturday Night Live's Cold Open, as the show wasted zero time in again trotting out Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to make hay out of the second presidential debate. What followed was vodka shots, the theme from Jaws, an appearance by Kenneth Bone, as Baldwin and McKinnon gleefully riffed on the candidates. "Tonight I’m going to do three things," said Baldwin, per the Wall Street Journal. "I’m going to huff, I’m going to puff, and I’m going to blow this whole thing." Asked to highlight one thing she liked about Trump, McKinnon said, per CNN, "I do like how generous he is. Just last Friday he handed me this election."

The real Trump, meanwhile, was unamused, reports Politico, tweeting, "Watched 'Saturday Night Live' hit job on me.Time to retire the boring and unfunny show. Alec Baldwin portrayal stinks. Media rigging election!" (Trump now wants drug testing before debates.)

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