8:49pm PT by Jennifer Konerman
Alec Baldwin's Trump Addresses Assault Accusers on 'SNL': "They Need to Shut the Hell Up"
Saturday Night Live wasted no time diving into the latest presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, and of course, the latest allegations against Trump. The show even got the attention of Trump, who tweeted on Sunday that he's not too impressed with Alec Baldwin's impression of him.
Appearing once again as Trump, Baldwin took the stage with Anderson Cooper (new castmember Alex Moffat) and Martha Raddatz (Cecily Strong), who started the evening by saying, "Welcome to the second and worst-ever presidential debate."
Trump himself may have been watching the episode since he later tweeted, "Watched Saturday Night Live hit job on me. Time to retire the boring and unfunny show. Alec Baldwin portrayal stinks. Media rigging election!" Baldwin even retweeted the tweet on his feed.
Watched Saturday Night Live hit job on me.Time to retire the boring and unfunny show. Alec Baldwin portrayal stinks. Media rigging election!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 16, 2016
In the sketch, Strong as Raddatz decided to “get this nightmare started."
Baldwin as Trump and Kate McKinnon as Clinton faked out a handshake as they waved to the voters in the audience, whom Strong called “undecided, uncommitted and not remotely camera-ready."
When asked if he thinks he’s exhibiting proper behavior for today’s youth, Trump answered quickly, "No. Next."
"I love kids, I love kids so much I’d marry them," he continued. “I helped a kid, Kevin McCallister, find the hotel lobby. You might remember the documentary, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.”
He noted that though he is innocent of the allegations of groping and inappropriate touching made against him he wanted to commend Bill Clinton’s accusers for coming forward. “Their voices need to be heard.” As for the women accusing him of sexual misconduct: “They need to shut the hell up.”
On Friday, former Apprentice contestant Summer Zervos said Trump kissed and groped her at the Beverly Hills Hotel in 2007. Zervos is the latest of several women to come forward accusing Trump of sexual misconduct, including two women who told their stories to The New York Times and a former People reporter, all of whom recall Trump inappropriately touching or kissing them without their consent.
Echoing his behavior during the real debate, as Clinton answered a question about health care, Trump appeared to stalk her and walked back and forth directly behind her, at one point yelling “wrong!” as she spoke.
Calling one voter “Denzel” (Michael Che), he took the opportunity to switch the topic to the inner cities, even though that’s not what the audience member had asked about, earning a loud "boo" from the crowd.
Finally, the moderators announced it was "time for a special treat” since everyone had been so good during the debate. And so debate favorite Ken Bone (Bobby Moynihan) showed up in his red sweater to dance. "I needed that," said Moffat's Anderson Cooper.
Just as in the real debate, a voter made the final request, which was for each of them to name what they liked about each other.
“I do like how generous he is,” said Clinton. "Just last Friday he handed me this election.”
Trump encouraged his supporters to get out there against Crooked Hillary: “I need all my voters to get out there and vote. Mark your calendars, it's Nov. 35." (Recently, the real Trump told supporters at a rally in Florida to get out to vote on Nov. 28.)
Last week, Baldwin appeared as Trump to address the Access Hollywood tapes, asking "Are you not entertained?" When asked why he would say such offensive things, he said he was "trying to look cool." "I mean what normal, red-blooded American doesn't want to impress THE Billy Bush?" He later added that he was a "childish, 59-year-old man."
Girl on the Train star Emily Blunt hosted the Oct. 15 episode with musical guest Bruno Mars, who makes his fourth appearance on SNL. His third album, 24K, will be released in November. Tom Hanks will host for a ninth time Oct. 22, with Lady Gaga, who is getting ready for the release of her new studio album, Joanne.