SNL Cold Open Finds Donald Trump Romancing Putin, FBI and KKK

Saturday Night Live didn’t have a presidential debate to parody, or an Access Hollywood controversy to mock going into this weekend’s last pre-Election Day episode. So it invented its own political event — a joint interview that brought Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump and Kate McKinnon’s Hillary Clinton together via satellite on CNN’s Erin Burnett OutFront.

The sketch found McKinnon portraying Clinton at her most rattled as Burnett harped on the latest email controversy, during which Trump shared kisses with an FBI official, Vladimir Putin and a member of the Ku Klux Klan.

Baldwin and McKinnon eventually broke character, though, to talk about their disgust with the entire election cycle and the constant insults the candidates have hurled at each other. They then joined hands and left Studio 8H behind to be amongst the mutlicultured citizens of New York, showing that the world isn’t as divided as politics make it out to seem.

After returning to the studio, Baldwin and McKinnon encouraged both the studio audience and viewers at home to cast their ballots on Election Day, saying that “none of this will have mattered if you don’t vote.”

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