Saturday Night Live has been one of many, many, many institutions that just couldn’t figure out how to handle Donald Trump this election season. Veteran Darrell Hammond had been portraying the controversial businessman and Republican presidential nominee, but now the show is bringing in somebody with more star power to take over the role as we enter the final month of this insane election. And viewers can get their first look at Alec Baldwin as SNL‘s Trump in a new teaser entitled “Trump vs. Clinton.”
Fans will be relieved to know that Hillary Clinton has not been similarly recast, and that Kate McKinnon will continue to play who has become one of her signature SNL characters. As for Baldwin, he’s demonstrated his skill at celebrity impressions many times on SNL and elsewhere, and there’s no reason he won’t make Trump almost as funny and ridiculous as the real thing.
You can check out the Saturday Night Live “Trump vs. Clinton” teaser below. And the show comes roaring back this Saturday, taking on the recent presidential debate, so be sure to check it out if you are so inclined.
Here’s the video: