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Watch Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon play Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on ‘Saturday Night Live’

How do you spoof last week’s debate? Like this.

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The story of the weekend is Donald Trump’s tax returns. The video of the weekend is Alec Baldwin playing Donald Trump and Kate McKinnon playing Hillary Clinton in the opening sketch of “Saturday Night Live’s” new season.

“SNL” has been on the air for 42 seasons, but it seems like a good bet the next few weeks will generate some of the best moments in the show’s history.

Extra credit: Did you catch the tribute McKinnon/Clinton made in the first few seconds?

New Vox Media hire Andrew Golis did:

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