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Marianne Williamson Gets the Kate McKinnon Treatment

Impression of candidate is 'perfect'
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 28, 2019 11:49 AM CDT

(Newser) – "The window for Marianne Williamson impressions might be closing fast," Late Night host Seth Meyers quipped following part two of the first Democratic candidates debate Thursday. His guest, Saturday Night Live cast member Kate McKinnon, immediately rose to the occasion, offering an impression of the author and spiritual leader—also a friend of Oprah Winfrey—who vowed to defeat President Trump with "love." (See the video here.)

"My plan is to gather all the sage in America and burn it," said McKinnon, her eyes wide. "My plan is to harness the energy of babies to finally put a man on the moon." She then quoted Williamson's standout line, per Vox: "Girlfriend, you are so on." McKinnon's "strange mix of soap opera actress and drunk aunt, forged into one person … is perfect," according to Esquire. Mashable calls the impression "incredibly uncanny," while Vulture labels it "stunning." (Williamson was the night's most-searched for candidate on Google.)

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