For a second, it didn’t look like Saturday Night Live had enough time to address the latest Donald Trump controversy, which broke Friday afternoon.
The season’s second episode opened with what appeared to be a spoof of the vice presidential debate between “America’s dad,” Tim Kaine, and “America’s stepdad,” Mike Pence.
But then, a CNN breaking news alert interrupts: Newly leaked audio from 2005 reveals Donald Trump making lewd sexual remarks, as The Washington Post reported in real life.
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Alec Baldwin, playing the GOP presidential nominee, addresses the remarks himself: “This was way back in 2005. It was 11 years ago, back when I was just a young, childish, 59-year-old man.”
“Trump” then goes on to insult the windfall of high-profile Republicans who have withdrawn their support in the aftermath of his explicit comments becoming public.
He seems to recover by the end of the interview, by sending his condolences to those affected by Hurricane Matthew. Cecily Strong as CNN’s Brooke Baldwin thanks him and then transitions to another interview, while the candidate is caught with his mike on.
“Now let me tell you something, okay?” Trump says off-camera. “I wish that I was that hurricane, tearing through all of that hot Miami p****.”
You can watch the full clip here.