Watch as Alec Baldwin debuts his Trump impression on SNL
Posted: 8:23 AM, Oct 02, 2016
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<p>SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "Margot Robbie" Episode 1705 -- Pictured: (l-r) Alec Baldwin as Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump and Kate McKinnon as Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton during the "Debate Cold Open" sketch on October 1, 2016 -- (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)</p>
Leading off Saturday's season debut of Saturday Night Live, Alec Baldwin showed off his Donald Trump impression for the first time as he spoofed the GOP nominee's performance in the last presidential debate.
Baldwin is set to play Trump throughout the season. Last season, Trump was played by returning cast member Darrell Hammond.
Opposing Baldwin on stage was SNL cast member Kate McKinnon, who played Hillary Clinton. Michael Che, who mostly is used as the show's "Weekend Update" host, played the role of debate moderator Lester Holt.
The spoofed debate pointed out highlights of the real debate, from Trump's microphone malfunction to the controversy surrounding Alicia Machado.
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