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‘SNL’ kicks off new season with Trump cold open — ‘Almost certainly your next president’

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donald-melaniaForget the polls or the pundits, the season-opening skit on “Saturday Night Live” is the true measure of political dominance in America.

And Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump won there too this weekend — even if “SNL” was making fun of him. (Hillary Clinton appeared in a skit later in the show.)

The kick-off cold open featured Taran Killam as Trump, announcing that he “clearly” doesn’t hate immigrants as he points to his foreign-born wife Melania, played by Cecily Strong.

“SNL’s” writers couldn’t resist playing up Trump’s very public feud with Fox News host Megyn Kelly — Fox is a competing network, after all, and “SNL” writers are liberals in the first place.

He closes his pitch by saying, “Here’s the bottom line. I’m just like you, a regular Joe, but better. A man of the people.”


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