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Kate McKinnon Steals the 'SNL' Cold Open From Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump

By Dustin Rowles | Saturday Night Live | October 9, 2016 |

By Dustin Rowles | Saturday Night Live | October 9, 2016 |

We will have the full SNL recap up later this morning (it’s a great episode), but here’s the Cold Open, where the show expectedly tackles the Donald Trump/Billy Bush tape. It begins as the VP Debate, probably because the show was prepping for a VP Debate Cold open before Friday afternoon’s news broke, and then transitions to Donald Trump’s “apology” for talking about sexual assault on an open mic.

Baldwin continues to do a fine Trump impression (and his mouthwork is beyond gross), but Kate McKinnon’s Hillary Clinton comes in and owns her every moment. She is an absolute delight. If Hillary had McKinnon’s dimples, she’d get 90 percent of the vote.

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