Saturday Night Live just kicked off Season 42 this past weekend. The new episode featured a few cast change-ups, which meant we got a brand new version of Donald Trump on the small screen. Alec Baldwin did the impression and earned plenty of laughs. One person who was tickled pink about the impression was none other than Hillary Clinton, who really only needed one word to explain what she thought about Alec Baldwin's big introduction, although she did use a few more. Here's what she had to say:
Perfect. 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. I don't know who is going to show up at the next debate Sunday night.
There are few things that are actually perfect in life, and earning that phrase from a politician who has spent plenty of time actually sparring with Donald Trump is high praise. Hillary Clinton recently went on Extra to explain that she watched the episode on delay but was really happy she found time to sit down and watch the political sketch on Saturday Night Live. The NBC sketch comedy series has been an institution in elections past, as well, so it's something that Presidential hopefuls can look forward to.
It's not like Hillary is just happy about the Trump impression and mad about Kate McKinnon's impression of her, though. In fact, she's really kind-of gotten a kick out of the Hillary impressions on SNL, even popping up in a sketch last season. She had this to say about the Season 42 opener:
I'll tell you when Kate McKinnon came out with the walker, I thought I was going to fall off my chair. 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.
I think its pretty clever that Hillary is talking about doing jumps and flips when her health concerns have been at the forefront for the past several weeks. That was kind-of pointed out in the sketch, and it's good that the politician can be good-natured about a show that is mocking her. Both candidates this election have been pretty good-natured about SNL, and Trump even hosted an episode before he became the Republican nominee.