SNL Gleefully Unloads on Trump

That vice presidential debate sketch goes up in hot-mic flames
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 9, 2016 8:37 AM CDT

Saturday Night Live wasted no time in lobbing grenades on Donald Trump's current dumpster fire, with Alec Baldwin making his second appearance as the Donald to "apple-gize," reports the Washington Post. Quartz notes that statement was aimed at "all the people who were offended by my statements—but more importantly to the people who were turned on by them. I hear it’s really 50-50." The sketch descends into one long hot-mic moment for Baldwin's Trump, before cutting away to Kate McKinnon's gleeful Hillary Clinton, whose "debate prep" apparently involves dancing to Kool & the Gang and swilling champagne. As Aaron Blake puts it in the Post, "It's pretty much the sketch you knew was coming." (Click to watch a SNL sketch about Trump's campaign manager.)

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