By Ariana Bacle
Updated April 12, 2015 at 10:32 PM EDT
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Saturday Night Live

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  • TV Show
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  • NBC
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Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton announced Sunday she will be running for president in 2016, which came as a surprise to no one. And Kate McKinnon got ready to impersonate her many, many more times when she played Clinton in Saturday Night Live’s cold open the evening before.

“I don’t know if I have it in me, I’m scared,” McKinnon-as-Clinton says before turning serious: “I’m kidding, let’s do this.”

The rest of the five-minute sketch features her attempting—key word: attempting—to announce her candidacy via a video selfie. She can’t get her facial expression to look friendly enough, her tone is too harsh, and she can’t figure out how to shoot a clip without saying “I” or “Hillary Clinton.” (For the record, her actual campaign video turned out just fine.)

Darrell Hammond makes an appearance as Bill Clinton, but McKinnon’s the real star. Watch below, and read more about Clinton’s announcment over at People.com.

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Saturday Night Live

The original late-night comedy sketch show from the one and only Lorne Michaels.

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  • TV Show
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  • 45
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  • TV-14
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  • Saturdays at 11:30 PM
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  • Lorne Michaels
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  • NBC
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