Watch: SNL Perfectly Captures How Trump Blew the Debate
While the cold open of "Saturday Night Live" was hilarious this week, its scenarios didn't land too far away from a condensed version of the real second and "worst-ever presidential debate" it parodied. No wonder moderators Anderson Cooper and Martha Raddatz took a shot before opening up the SNL sketch.
As Alec Baldwin (playing Donald Trump) lurked behind Kate McKinnon (as Hillary Clinton) with what body language experts have called a threatening stance, the theme music from "Jaws" played.
McKinnon's Hillary was taking another awkward victory lap, as she sat back and smiled at Trump's screwups and tried to relate to the town hall public asking her questions.
When Trump was asked the question, "Do you feel you're moderating appropriate and positive behavior for today's youth?" he quickly responded, "No. Next."
But when pushed, Trump admitted he does love kids: "I love them so much I marry them."
The sketch also nailed the double standard Trump has set up regarding sexual assault, infidelity and how the cheated-on and cheater should respond and be perceived.
"Martha, she is trying to silence these women," said Trump, "but they need to be respected, they need their voices heard."
When Cecily Strong (playing debate moderator Martha Raddatz) asked Trump, "What about all the women accusing you of sexual assault?" Trump responded, "They need to shut the hell up."
Regardless of the entertaining performance, you can be sure at least one viewer was a tough critic:
Watched Saturday Night Live hit job on me.Time to retire the boring and unfunny show. Alec Baldwin portrayal stinks. Media rigging election!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1476616440.0