'SNL' Spoofs Trump, Clinton in 3rd Presidential Debate

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton continue to provide "Saturday Night Live" with plenty of fodder.

Saturday's episode spoofed last Wednesday's third and final presidential debate in Las Vegas, which was moderated by Fox News' Chris Wallace. Guest host Tom Hanks played Wallace.

As in weeks past, Alec Baldwin and "SNL" cast member Kate McKinnon impersonated Trump and Clinton, zeroing in on the most eccentric and quirky aspects of their behavior.

"I'm going to start this debate in the quietest voice possible," said Baldwin's Trump, in a nod to the GOP candidate's initial subdued tone during the debate. "In the past I have been big and loud, but tonight I am a sweet little baby Trump."

The fictional Trump's tone soon changed, when he was asked about reproductive rights. Baldwin yelled, "They are ripping babies out of vaginas!"

McKinnon's Clinton was visibly shocked, and responded, "Listen, Chris, I'm glad you raised this topic because what two better people are there to talk about women's issues? Me, a woman who has had a child and has taken birth control, and him, a man who is a child and whose face is birth control."

Not surprisingly, the sketch acknowledged the allegations of sexual assault against Trump. When Hanks' Wallace asked Baldwin's Trump if he still maintains his innocence, he responded, "Chris, of course I do. I'm completely innocent. I've said this before and I will say this again. No one has more respect for women than I do." Clips of crowds hysterically laughing were then shown, followed by Hanks' Wallace, saying, "Alright, settle down, settle down, entire planet."

The sketch also poked fun at Trump's remarks about the election being rigged and not conceding if Clinton wins.

"It has become very clear that you are probably going to lose," Hanks' Wallace says to Baldwin's Trump, who responds, "correct."

He is then asked if he will accept the election's results. "I will look at it at the time," says Baldwin. "Because quite frankly, this whole thing is rigged. Even the media. Every day I turn on the news and all of the newscasters are making me look so bad ... By taking all of the things I say and all of the things I do and putting them on TV."