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'SNL' captured just how much of a joke the first presidential debate was

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"Saturday Night Live" kicked off its 42nd season this weekend by bringing in Alec Baldwin, who took on the role of Donald Trump, to face off against Kate McKinnon's Hillary Clinton in a debate spoof.


The sketch perfectly captured just how much of a joke the first presidential debate was.

Michael Che played Lester Holt and began by telling the audience to remain silent throughout the debate. He then introduced the candidates. 

McKinnon hobbled onto the stage wearing a Hillary-esque pantsuit, gripping a cane and coughing uncontrollably. 

"Good evening, America," Baldwin's Trump said after taking the stage. "I'm going to be so good tonight. I'm going to be so calm and so presidential."

The sketch made several references to the actual debate, including when Trump claimed that his microphone wasn't working properly. 

In the sketch, Baldwin's Trump said, "my microphone is broken ... she broke it with Obama ... They took my microphone to Kenya and they broke it and now it's broken."

McKinnon's Clinton responded to the Trump attack with a smile and said, "I think I'm going to be president." 

She then imitated the Clinton shimmy, which was a hit on social media during the debate. 

As the debate was coming to an end, McKinnon's Clinton gave a closing statement and said: "I get it: You hate me. You hate my voice and you hate my face. But if you never want to see my face again, elect me president and I swear to God I will lock myself in the Oval Office and not come out for four years."

SNL announced last week that Baldwin will play Trump for the remainder of the race. 

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