Hillary Clinton has been accused of stealing the rhetoric of Bernie Sanders, but in this SNL sketch Hillary Clinton becomes Bernie Sanders. Literally.
Sanders brought attention of the Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton copying his message. “Those are our words,” the senator jokingly told the Chuck Todd on Meet the Press last month. “We’re looking into the copyright issues here.”
Bernie addressed the notion that Hillary was “beginning to use a lot of the language and phraseology that we have used.”
“I have to say that I am delighted that Secretary Clinton, month after month after month, seems to be adopting more and more of the positions that we have advocated. That’s good. In fact, I think I saw a TV ad and thought it was me. But it turned out it was Secretary Clinton’s picture in the end. But the people of Massachusetts and the people of the United States need to know the difference between hastily adopted campaign rhetoric and the real record and long-held ideas of the candidates.”
There was this video that lampooned the former secretary of state for stealing Bernie’s popular messages.
It appears that Saturday Night Live picked up on that perspective and hilariously poked fun of Hillary in this sketch. Kate McKinnon plays Hillary Clinton, who ends up playing Bernie Sanders by the end of the skit.
“Because there are so many of you. So, so many,” Clinton said. “And luckily, I, Hillary Clinton, share all of your exact same beliefs, and I always have.”
Hillary called for a “revolution in the streets,” which sounds particularly like a message Sanders would say. She then says that “America should be for everyone, not just a handful of millionaires and billionaires.” As her voice transforms into the distinct Bernie Sanders voice. The skit is a parody, but Hillary is known to change her dialect to pander to her audience.
Speaking in a Bernie Sanders voice, Hillary says, “the top 10 percent of the top 1 percent control 90 percent of the wealth in this country.”
Then the bit goes all in.
“And I’ve always said that, ever since I was a young boy growing up in Brooklyn,” Hillary said while wearing wire rim glasses and a suit. Clinton thanked millennials for supporting “the biggest outsider Jew in this race: Hillary Rodham Clinton.”
The faux ad ends with the slogan, “Feel the Bern, For Her.”
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