To some, last week's second presidential debate felt like a comedy sketch.

So it was no surprise Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon suited up again as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on the US comedy institution.

McKinnon and Baldwin, who is brilliant as Trump, again skewered last week's second US presidential debate, which they coined the "second and worst presidential debate ever".

(Saturday Night Live writers later confirmed the real debate didn't need a lot of work to be turned into a comedy sketch.)

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After two SNL performers opened the show as the debate's two moderators, Anderson Cooper and Martha Raddatz, "Trump" and "Clinton" took to the stage, introduced as: "Republican nominee Donald Trump and - can we say this yet? - President Hillary Clinton."

The hilarious sketch featured all of the debate's highlights: a sharklike "Trump" stalking "Clinton" around the stage, Clinton's zingers, and everybody's debate hero, audience member, Ken Bone.


There was, of course, more references to last week's Trump, "p***y" tape scandal.
Asked if there was anything she liked about Trump, McKinnon's Clinton said, "I do like how generous he is," she replied. "Just last Friday he handed me this election."

Donald Trump, however, was not amused. The Republican presidential candidate ripped Baldwin in a tweet overnight, bashing Baldwin's impression of him.


He also accused SNL of doing a "hit job" on him in its parody of the contentious debate, and claimed the media is rigging the election. "Watched Saturday Night Live hit job on me," Trump wrote. "Time to retire the boring and unfunny show. Alec Baldwin portrayal stinks. Media rigging election!"

He later added, "The election is absolutely being rigged by the dishonest and distorted media pushing Crooked Hillary - but also at many polling places - SAD."

Baldwin has been portraying Trump since the start of SNL's 42nd season, which debuted three weeks ago.

Trump's bashing of the show is unusual for a presidential candidate.

In 2008, Sarah Palin may have hated the impression Tina Fey (with Amy Poehler as Hillary Clinton) did of her but she still did a cameo on the show. Photo / AP
In 2008, Sarah Palin may have hated the impression Tina Fey (with Amy Poehler as Hillary Clinton) did of her but she still did a cameo on the show. Photo / AP

In 2008, when Tina Fey was playing vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin in a series of sketches, Palin may have not been pleased, but she did agree to do a cameo before the election.

Trump hosted Saturday Night Live last November to protests and controversy.