Will Heath/NBC(NEW YORK) — Saturday Night Live took aim at last week’s town hall debate between Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her GOP opponent Donald Trump in the show’s cold open, drawing the ire of Trump, who wasn’t impressed with Alec Baldwin’s take on him.
When asked by an African-American voter — played by Michael Che — if he can be a president for all the people, Baldwin’s Trump addresses him as “Denzel,” before changing the topic to the inner cities.
“Trump” ended his remark about inner cities by noting that Clinton has “committed so many crimes, she’s basically black,” drawing boos from the studio audience.
Just as in the real debate, a voter’s final request was for each of them to name what they liked about each other.
“I do like how generous he is,” said Clinton — played by cast member Kate McKinnon — explaining, “Just last Friday he handed me this election.”
The bit drew an angry tweet from Trump, who wrote, “Watched Saturday Night Live hit job on me. Time to retire the boring and unfunny show. Alec Baldwin portrayal stinks. Media rigging election!”
Later, in a parody of Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” – called “Melaniade” — Cecily Strong as Melania Trump led the women in Trump’s life in a revolt that included daughters Ivanka and Tiffany — played by guest host Emily Blunt and Vanessa Bayer, respectively, McKinnon as Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway and Trump’s “one black friend” Omarosa Manigault, played by Sasheer Zamata.
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