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SNL roasts Donald Trump fans in show’s opening sketch

Published Apr 4th, 2016 12:05PM EDT
Donald Trump Fans

The ongoing rise of Donald Trump as a serious Presidential candidate will undoubtedly be a topic of intense discussion and debate for quite some time. Seemingly out of nowhere, Trump managed to make the leap from the reality TV and business arena into the cutthroat world of politics where he has quickly made short work of vastly more qualified candidates.

One of the more interesting things about Trump’s run for the Oval Office is that he can seemingly say anything he wants — no matter how controversial, no matter how offensive — without suffering any repercussions in the polls. Quoting Benito Mussolini on Twitter? No problem. Saying John McCain isn’t a war hero? No big deal. Sending out a distasteful tweet mocking the appearance of Ted Cruz’s wife? Not even that could seemingly slow down the freight train that is Trump.

This past weekend, Saturday Night Live tapped into this bizarre dynamic with a well put together sketch highlighting how the stereotypical Trump supporter is prone to rationalizing everything that comes out of Trump’s mouth, no matter how outrageous it might be.

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In the video below, we have a spoof of CNN’s At This Hour featuring the versatile Cecily Strong playing a Trump supporter named Scottie Nell Hughes. And of course, the clip also splices together footage of Darrel Hammond expertly performing his spot-on Trump impression.


Yoni Heisler Contributing Writer

Yoni Heisler has been writing about Apple and the tech industry at large with over 15 years of experience. A life long expert Mac user and Apple expert, his writing has appeared in Edible Apple, Network World, MacLife, Macworld UK, and TUAW.

When not analyzing the latest happenings with Apple, Yoni enjoys catching Improv shows in Chicago, playing soccer, and cultivating new TV show addictions.