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SNL’s Vice-Presidential Debate Cold Open Grabs Trump by the Apology

The SNL writers’ room must be a hurricane of empty Cheetos tubs right now. Everyone’s wearing their glasses because their eyes are so tired. Donald Trump apologized Friday for the offensive off-camera comments he made about anchor Nancy O’Dell to Billy Bush while visiting Access Hollywood in 2005, giving Saturday Night Life a fairly tight turn-around when it came time to crank out a parody cold open by Saturday evening. Luckily for them, everything about this is disgusting. In the sketch, Alec Baldwin’s incrementally more accurate, much-more off-putting Donald Trump offers a sincere apple-gy for his actions … before immediately embarrassing himself into a hot mic once again. And so, the life cycle of political scandal begins anew.

SNL’s Cold Open Grabs Trump by the Apology