Alec Baldwin made his debut playing Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live’s” season premiere.
The actor took to the stage for the show’s open, as “SNL” spoofed the recent debate, with Michael Che taking on Lester Holt and Kate McKinnon once again playing Hillary Clinton.
“SNL” Executive Producer Lorne Michaels told USA Today that Tina Fey came up with the idea to have her former “30 Rock” co-star take on the role.
“She said, ‘You know who would be a great Trump is Alec!'” Lorne said. “I talked to Alec, who was finishing a movie, he was getting ready to have a baby — it couldn’t have been worse timing. But, slowly, the idea grew on me. People on the show liked it, and I thought he’d be great with Kate.”
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Later in the episode, the “SNL” Season 42 also featured additional political impressions. Darrell Hammond played Bill Clinton during a “Family Feud” spoof, and Larry David returned as Bernie Sanders for the same sketch. Host Margot Robbie played Ivanka Trump.
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— Jolie Lash