Six days after the second presidential debate, Saturday Night Live finally was able to get their hands on the strange affair, from Donald Trump‘s stage stalking of Hillary Clinton to the emergence of Ken Bone.
“Tonight, I’m going to do three things. I’m going to huff. I’m going to puff. I’m going to blow this whole thing…” Alec Baldwin, as Trump, said in the cold open.
The sketch followed the script of the actual debate, with “Trump” and Kate McKinnon’s Hillary Clinton answering the same questions the candidates faced, including concerns about health care and whether the mud-slinging on the campaign trail makes a proper impression on children following the presidential race.
“I love the kids. I love them so much, I marry them,” Trump says. “I’ve been helping kids my whole life. In 1992, I helped a kid named Kevin McAllister find a hotel lobby. You might remember the documentary Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.”
Baldwin also mocked Trump’s creepy onstage lurking of Clinton and the mogul’s debate night stunt of inviting Bill Clinton’s alleged mistresses to the event. McKinnon’s Clinton responded, “I’m sorry, who’s here? Mistresses? Bill, how could you? How will I go on with the debate? I’ll never be able to remember my facts and figures now. Oh Donald, no… Get real. I’m made of steel. This is nothing. Hi girls!”
“She is trying to silence these women but they needed to be respected, they need to have their voices heard,” Trump said. As for the women accusing the Republican nominee of sexual assault, “They need to shut the hell up.”
The sketch also spoofed the star-making appearance of Ken Bone (played by Bobby Moynihan), who showed up not to ask a question but to deliver a much-needed intermission dance number during the debate.
The real Donald Trump, however, was unimpressed by the cold open. “Watched Saturday Night Live hit job on me. Time to retire the boring and unfunny show. Alec Baldwin portrayal stinks. Media rigging election,” the candidate tweeted Sunday morning.
Donald Trump called himself a “gentleman” at the second presidential debate in St. Louis, though he was anything but. Watch here.