Dec 22, 2019

Baldwin's Trump crashes Democratic debate in final "SNL" of 2019

 Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump during the "Trump Press Conference" Cold Open on Saturday, February 16

Alec Baldwin as President Trump. Photo: Will Heath/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images

The final "Saturday Night Live" of 2019 opened with a star-studded sketch skewering the sixth Democratic presidential debate and President Trump's impeachment.

The big picture: The cold open featured Fred Armisen as Mike Bloomberg (despite the candidate not qualifying for the debate); Rachel Dratch as Sen. Amy Klobuchar; Jason Sudeikis as former Vice President Joe Biden; and Larry David as Sen. Bernie Sanders. Maya Rudolph took on the role of Sen. Kamala Harris, who dropped out of the presidential race.

  • "SNL" regular Kate McKinnon took on two roles, playing Sen. Elizabeth Warren and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in the cold open.
  • The starry night continued with the return of comedy great Eddie Murphy as host, after a 35-year absence from the show, per NBC. He was reunited with former "SNL" stars Tracy Morgan and Chris Rock.

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