Published: Wed, October 19, 2016
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

For 'SNL,' Donald Trump is the gift that keeps on giving

The Republican presidential candidate tweeted about the latest SNL show Sunday morning.

Baldwin returned to "SNL" earlier this month, playing the real estate mogul in a cold open that parodied the first presidential debate.

Saturday Night Live airs Saturdays at 11:35 p.m. on NBC.

In contrast to the negative opinions of the show he shared over the weekend, he acknowledged in his opening monologue that the show had been "a disaster for me" but added that he knows "how to take a joke".

It also poked fun at Mr Trump's constant pacing across the stage, his call for Mrs Clinton to go to jail, and recent misspeak at a rally in which he told supporters to vote on November 28, 20 days after election day.

"Martha, she is trying to silence these women", said Trump, "but they need to be respected, they need their voices heard". "I love them so much I marry them".

Alec Baldwin returned to Saturday Night Live for the third consecutive week of ripped-from-the-headlines grotesque Donald Trump shenanigans on the campaign trail.

On Twitter, Mr Trump described the show as a "hit job".

The video poked fun at numerous night's extreme moments, from the candidates skipping an opening handshake (on SNL, they use their right hands to smooth out their hair instead of shake) to Trump lurking behind Clinton (on SNL, he gets Jaws theme music).

AOL said that there has been "a shift in how Trump has been portrayed" on the show, saying that "Television critics have noted that the depiction of the real-estate magnate has taken a darker turn since Baldwin stepped into the role at the beginning of the season".

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