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Ladies and Gentlemen, Your Saturday Night Live Season 42 Donald Trump: Alec Baldwin

Saturday Night Live has a lot to answer for when it comes to Donald Trump. Even if letting him host didn’t win him a single vote, even if Jimmy Fallon managed to outcoward the folks at his old stomping grounds a few months later, there was still no excuse for giving a platform to a candidate whose appeal was based on white nationalism from Day 1. Anyway, Alec Baldwin is going to play him starting with the season premiere this Saturday night, taking over a role played in the past by Phil Hartman, Darrell Hammond, Taran Killam, Jason Sudeikis, and, to the show’s eternal disgrace, the man himself.

Best of luck to Mr. Baldwin, and let’s hope it’s a very, very short gig.