Saturday Night Live‘s Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump broke character to show love in the final show before the presidential election. Instead of a war of words in the cold open Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon were sick of quarreling as the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates so they gave people hugs.
Cecily Strong, who played CNN’s Erin Burnett, interviewed Clinton and Trump and much to Hillary’s chagrin the topic of conversation was her leaked emails. During the debate, Trump made some new friends including an FBI agent, Vladimir Putin, and a KKK member.
Hillary made a list of all the things that Donald Trump has single-handedly ruined: “kindness, decency, Tic Tacs, Skittles, taco bowls, father-daughter dances, buses, bright red hats, the world ‘great,’ the color orange, men.”
Then Alec Baldwin broke his Trump parody and said, “I’m sorry, Kate. I just hate yelling all this stuff at you like this.”
“I mean I just feel gross all the time,” Baldwin said. “Don’t you guys feel gross all the time about this?”
“You know what I think can help us?” McKinnon asked. “Let’s get out of here.”
The two ran out of the SNL studio and gave hugs to everyone in Times Square.
The skit ended with the two actors encouraging everyone to vote.
“And we can’t tell you who to vote for,” McKinnon told the studio audience, “but on Tuesday we all get a chance to choose what kind of country we want to live in.”