By Ashley Hoffman
October 6, 2016

Hillary Clinton has weighed in on Saturday Night Live’s parody of the first presidential debate.

In an interview with Extra TV’s A. J. Calloway Wednesday, the Democratic nominee said Baldwin was “perfect” in the show’s cold open.

“He was amazing. It looks like he had almost been shadowing Trump. It was perfect,” she said of the seasoned actor. “I can’t wait to see what else they’re going to do. His look, his scowling, his staring down then muttering his response, he was perfect.”

Baldwin hasn’t yet revealed how he prepared for his goofball portrayal of Trump, who hosted an episode of SNL last season. Previously, former cast member Taran Killam spent a week with him to study his movements.

Clinton was also enthusiastic about McKinnon’s hyper-determined and calculating portrayal, particularly her Willy Wonka-like entrance.

“I’ll tell you when Kate McKinnon came out with the walker, I thought I was going to fall off my chair,” Clinton said. “She makes me laugh anyway, she is so funny just naturally. Oh, my gosh, she was amazing. I wish I could do the jumps, the splits, the somersault. I’ve been working on it.”

The nominee, who starred in a sketch with Emmy winner McKinnon last year, has raved about the comedian’s caricature before, even campaigning for herself to give America four more years of McKinnon’s sendup. She said that appearing on the show as the election approaches would be something to think about. Watch the full interview below.


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