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The cold open of SNL mocked the second presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton last Sunday. Once again, Alec Baldwin captured Trumps look and speech, while Kate McKinnon nailed Clintons demeanor. Watch the video below of Saturday Night Live spoofing the second presidential debate.


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Donald Trump thinks SNL is rigging the election and should be canceled
by David Goldman @DavidGoldmanCNNOctober 16, 2016: 9:04 AM ET
'Saturday Night Live' mocks second Trump and Clinton debate
Donald Trump thinks that even "Saturday Night Live" is part of a media conspiracy to bring down his presidential candidacy.

Saturday night, SNL opened with a mocking reenactment of the second presidential debate. The parody included the moderators taking shots, a kung fu style greeting between Trump and Hillary Clinton and an ode to town hall questioner -- and 15-minute celebrity -- Ken Bone.

But the biggest laughs came from Alec Baldwin's portrayal of a stalking, lewd, deceptive Trump. The live SNL audience was cracking up, but apparently the real Trump wasn't.

In a tweet, the Republican nominee said that Baldwin's portrayal "stinks." He also called on NBC to end its "boring and unfunny" show. And he said that SNL was trying to rig the election against him.

Watched Saturday Night Live hit job on me.Time to retire the boring and unfunny show. Alec Baldwin portrayal stinks. Media rigging election!

As CNNMoney's Brian Stelter noted, Trump sang quite a different tune 11 months ago, when he hosted the show. It was the second time he appeared on the show -- he also hosted in 2004, though he has been impersonated dozens of times.


Trump has been increasingly targeting the media as the culprit of his poor polling numbers. He has repeated the refrain of a "rigged" election since the virtually tied race started to slip away from him following the first debate on September 26. Since then, Clinton has led most polls by a comfortable margin.

Though attacks on the press from political candidates are nothing new (Clinton has expressed her fair share of gripes), Stelter notes that Trump's position is far more extreme than his predecessors.


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The White House Just MOCKED Trump’s ‘Drug Test’ Request; Says He’s The One On Drugs (VIDEO)
By Sarah on October 17, 2016 3:38 pm ·

One of Donald Trump’s latest conspiracy theories he’s been spreading far and wide about his opponent Hillary Clinton is that she’s on drugs and there should be a drug test before the next debate.

Of course, he’s likely saying this, because as per usual, anything said about him he turns around to say about Hillary. He’s a master projector and this “drug test” poppycock is no different. He’s been sniffing constantly through the debates, and many have asked if he may be on cocaine or something else.

When White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest was just asked about a potential drug test, he said:

“You’re telling me that the candidate who snorted his way through the first two debates is accusing the other candidate of taking drugs? That’s a curious development in the campaign.”

Watch for yourself here:

.@PressSec on Trump's call for candidate drug test: Trump "snorted his way through the first two debates…" https://t.co/pcmFmEUlDY

— POLITICO (@politico) October 17, 2016


Of course, when pressed if he was insinuated Trump was on drugs, Earnest said he was joking.

However, one does wonder why Trump keeps sniffing. Is he sick? Does he lack stamina? Is he taking drugs to stay awake? Who’s really to know, but since Trump did raise the question of drug tests, maybe we should find out. Maybe he’s saying it to deflect because everyone has been questioning him.

See, two can play at this conspiracy theory game.

How about we stick to the issues? Or the fact that Trump is still deflecting from his lack of showing his taxes. You know someone has something to hide when they can’t answer questions and choose to make lame claims about their opponent.

Good on Earnest for laughing it off, as we all should.


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