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Even presidential candidates make time to watch Saturday Night Live.
With 2016’s wild campaign season heading into its final stretch, Hillary Clinton still managed to fit in an appointment with her television to check out the premiere of SNL‘s 42nd season on Saturday. The episode opened with Kate McKinnon reprising her role as the Democratic nominee as she squared off against Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump in a spoof of the first presidential debate, which occurred the previous Monday.
“When McKinnon came out with the walker, I thought I was going to fall off my chair,” Clinton told A.J. Calloway of Extra.
She went on to praise McKinnon’s theatrics, saying, “I wish I could do the jumps, the splits, the somersault.” The 68-year-old presidential nominee then promised that she was “working on it.” As for the next debate? “Cartwheels,” Clinton joked.
It wasn’t just McKinnon’s portrayal that garnered Clinton’s praise; she called Baldwin’s take on Trump “perfect.” She said it looked as if Baldwin had been “shadowing Trump,” complimenting his “scowling” and “muttering.” She continued: “I’m not sure who’s going to show up at my next debate Sunday night.”
When asked if she would consider coming back to SNL, as she did in a skit from last season’s premiere in which McKinnon, playing Clinton, was surprised by the secretary of state pouring her shots behind a bar, Clinton said, “I’d have to think about it. There’s a lot of ground to cover in the next 35 days, but I’m always up for standing around at a bar.”
Clinton also took time to comment on the recent Kim Kardashian robbery that occurred in Paris on Sunday. “I felt really bad for her,” Clinton said. “It’s horrible. I’m just glad no one was hurt.”
The next presidential debate will take place this Sunday and will be co-moderated by CNN’s Anderson Cooper and ABC’s Martha Raddatz.
Watch Clinton’s interview below.
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