20 Most Savage 'SNL' Political Impersonations

From a vintage "Klutz-in-Chief" to Tea Party icons and a certain thin-skinned POTUS, these were the show's sharpest politico parodies

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Ben Carson (Jay Pharoah)

You always wished Pharoah (and the show) had been able to find his footing a bit more with his take on Obama – but his somnambulistic version of the good doctor Carson was immediately on point. On SNL, the former presidential candidate was more like a Conehead than a future Cabinet member – a being from another planet who spoke our language but couldn't pass a Turing test upon even casual inspection. "He's a pretty creepy dude," Darrell Hammond's Trump says of Carson during a sketch, at which point Pharoah tucks his head down and folds his hands inward – and you swear he's about to ask to be phoned home in the most deliberately paced monotone voice you've ever heard. 

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