Saturday Night Live star Kate McKinnon wants to reassure liberal America: She’s a big fan of Hillary Clinton. The comic who plays the Democrat on SNL appeared on NBC’s Today, Thursday, to describe Clinton as “wanting to do good.” Co-host Savannah Guthrie asked what the “essential quality you have to capture if you want to be Hillary Clinton?”
Tuesday’s Tonight Show featured two actors known for having portrayed politicians with Josh Brolin and Kate McKinnon as Brolin touted his desire to never meet former President George W. Bush (after playing him in Oliver Stone’s W.) and McKinnon swooned that Hillary Clinton was “literally a dreamboat” as “[s]he’s one of my favorite people.”
Saturday Night Live’s Kate McKinnon may mock Hillary Clinton, but don’t be confused: She “loves” the Democratic politician. The comedienne appeared on Thursday’s Live! With Kelly and Michael to gush over how Clinton cares so much. After co-host Michael Strahan asked about her impression, McKinnon fawned, “Whenever I do an impression of someone, I have to love them. So everyone I've ever done, I personally love. And for her, what I love is how badly she wants to fix the country, and I genuinely know that.”
Kate McKinnon, who plays Hillary Clinton on Saturday Night Live, told The Hollywood Reporter (THR) she is “rooting for her, obviously” and gushed: “I find her so resplendent!” Not an attitude Tina Fay ever expressed toward Sarah Palin.
NBC’s Saturday Night Live began its program last night with a vulgarity that although bleeped was as obvious as the nose on Jimmy Durante’s face.
In the opening segment spoofing Thursday’s vice presidential debate, Kate McKinnon playing ABC’s Martha Raddatz channeled Samuel L. Jackson in the movie "Pulp Fiction" telling the contestants, “Don’t try to f—k me like I’m Jim Lehrer” (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):