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Saturday Night Live Elects Taran Killam to Play Donald Trump in Season 41

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Taran Killam has been quite literally Trump’d.

When Saturday Night Live kicks off its 41st season on Oct. 3, Killam will be playing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

According to our sister site Deadline, which first broke the news, several current SNL cast members auditioned for the role, but Killam ultimately won the gig. Ex-SNL star-turned-announcer Darrell Hammond, who previously portrayed The Donald, was reportedly never in consideration to reprise his Trump impersonation.

Thoughts? Is Killam the right choice to channel Trump? Weigh in below!