Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump and Kate McKinnon as Hillary Clinton make up on SNL

As a contentious US election cycle draws to a close, it seems even those skewering Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are sick of all of the vitriol.

Saturday Night Live has been running amok this election season with superb performances by Kate McKinnon as Hillary Clinton and Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump.

But even they're sick of all of the nastiness, calling for a verbal ceasefire during Saturday night's show.

Of course, before that happened the two traded verbal blows, which mainly poked fun at the contentious FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails (as well as the Donald's love affair with the FBI, Putin and the KKK).

"I never use emails," Baldwin as Trump boasts. "I use a very private, very secure site where one can write whatever they want to and no one can read it It's called Twitter."

"Everyone can see your tweets," a reporter tells him. "Really? And I'm still in this thing?"

Trump asks dumbfounded. "America you must really hate this lady."

Then things took an unexpected turn.

"When I'm elected, I will assign a special prosecutor," Trump begins to rant, but trails off.

"I'm sorry, Kate. I just hate yelling all this stuff at you like this," Baldwin says, breaking character and addressing McKinnon directly.

Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump shows his love for the FBI. Photo / NBC
Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump shows his love for the FBI. Photo / NBC

"I'm sorry, Kate. I just hate yelling all this stuff at you like this," he said.

"I just feel gross all the time about this. Don't you all feel gross?" Baldwin asks the studio audience.

McKinnon also breaks character to agree, and the two hold hands to run off stage and out of the building.

Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon on Saturday Night Live. Photo / NBC
Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon on Saturday Night Live. Photo / NBC

Baldwin and McKinnon ran through Times Square, hugging strangers, sharing food and handing out balloons.

When they came back to the studio, the two spoke directly to the audience.

"We can't tell you who to vote for," McKinnon said, "but on Tuesday we all get a chance to choose what kind of country we want to live in."

- news.com.au

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