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Hillary Clinton responds to Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump impression on SNL

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Alec Baldwin’s impression of Donald Trump has earned him a strong endorsement from Hillary Clinton.

In interview with Extra on Tuesday, the Democratic presidential nominee responded to Baldwin’s Saturday Night Live performance as her opponent. “Perfect,” she said of Baldwin. “I can’t wait to see what else they’re going to do. His look, his scowling, his staring down then muttering his response, he was perfect.”

Baldwin has hosted the sketch show a record 16 times, but Saturday was his first time playing Trump, who has previously been played by Darrell Hammond and Taran Killam.

While the 30 Rock star earned rave reviews from Clinton, so did Kate McKinnon, who fresh off an Emmy win, once again portrayed Clinton in the season 42 premiere.

“I’ll tell you when Kate McKinnon came out with the walker, I thought I was going to fall off my chair,” Clinton said of McKinnon’s entrance to the presidential debate in the opening sketch. “She makes me laugh anyway, she is so funny just naturally. Oh, my gosh, she was amazing. I wish I could do the jumps, the splits, the somersault. I’ve been working on it.”

Last October, Clinton appeared on SNL as a bartender named Val, who McKinnon’s version of Clinton chatted up. While she acknowledges that she’s a tad busy over the next month, Clinton says she won’t rule out another appearance on the show. “We have a lot of ground to cover in the next 35 days, but I’m always up for standing around the bar,” she said.

Extra’s full interview with Clinton will run on Thursday. See Baldwin and McKinnon’s presidential debate sketch in the video below.

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