Amid the cascading political fallout following Friday’s release of a 2005 video in which Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made sexually aggressive comments about women, anticipation was high for the sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live.
8), brought on the Emmy-award-winning actor Alec Baldwin to lampoon Trump this season.
Somehow I have feeling that SNL tonight may be the thing that sends Trump completely over the edge & make him a complete lunatic at debate https://t.co/J2Ffa93ae7 The show’s opening skit started with a spoof of last week’s vice-presidential debate (presumably the planned topic before Friday’s revelations) but was quickly interrupted for an interview with “Trump” who said he was there to “apple-gize” to “all the people who were offended by my statements—but more importantly to the people who were turned on by them.
During his opening monologue, he passed a framed photo of Trump (a previous host) backstage at the show, and with a little celebratory dance, he sang, “You’re never gonna be president now, you’re never gonna be president…” In a pre-recorded sketch, “A day off with Kellyanne Conway,” Kate McKinnon plays Trump’s long-suffering campaign manager, whose idyllic day off is constantly interrupted by having to explain away increasingly ridiculous and offensive tweets by the candidate.
In it, the Trump character delivers a bizarre and wooden performance, to the frustration of the soap opera’s director (played by Seth Meyers), and his co-star in the scene, Arianne Zucker (played by Amy Poehler).