Before filming the sketch last night, Clinton addressed the board of the LGBT rights group the Human Rights Campaign, pledging to make LGBT rights a central issue in her administration, if elected.
Hillary Rodham Clinton popped up on “Saturday Night Live“, portraying a sympathetic bartender who serves a few stiff vodkas to a certain, purple trousers suit-wearing – and sloshed – Democratic front-runner.
The much anticipated segment made Clinton the brunt of the jokes over how long it took her to come out against the Keystone pipeline and support gay marriage.
“Donald Trump?” Clinton-as-bartender asks, preparing to slip into a Trump impression.
Asked what she does for a living, McKinnon says in imitation of Clinton’s earnest monotone: “First, I am a grandmother”.
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Speaking of Republican candidates, at one point Clinton – the real one – mimicked Donald Trump with a hoarse, throaty rendition of his dismissive statement, “Uh, you’re all losers”.
And these days, where Miley performs, you can expect to see Oklahoma City-based experimental rockers performing with her. Next week her husband, former president Bill Clinton, will appear on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
“I don’t think she’s been from Montana for a long time”, the sketch joked, once again reminding us that Hannah Montana is way, way, way, way gone. “I’ll destroy him and I’ll mount his hair within the Oval Workplace!” Laughing it off, faux Clinton famous that she is sufficiently old to have a one-yr-previous granddaughter: “She calls me Madam President”.
Republicans did not fare almost as well as “SNL” began its 41st season. “Still, could have been sooner”, McKinnon’s Clinton responds.
This was what worked so well about Clinton’s SNL sketch.
McKinnon plays such a maniacal version of Clinton that it’s hard not to see the real-life Clinton as relaxed and easygoing by comparison.
Cyrus kept things classy with her opening monologue, crooning whilst a montage of this summer’s biggest – and most ridiculous – newsmakers played in the background. Pretend Clinton stated, “I may have supported it sooner”. “Fair point”, Clinton-as-Val replied.
So it was smart of the seasoned campaign operatives on Clinton’s team to avoid letting their candidate be displayed as a fool.
“Either reports of diva behavior have been greatly exaggerated – or Grande was going out of her way to make those reports a thing of the past”. Well, we do not know whether Clinton is suited with the bartending job but Kate has done a good performance as the celebrated politician.