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Tina Fey mocks Sarah Palin’s Trump endorsement in hilarious SNL skit

Palin Endorsement Cold Open - SNL
Sarah Palin endorsed Donald Trump on Tuesday, January 19 during a rally in Iowa, so naturally one thing had to happen: Tina Fey donned her glasses and returned to Saturday Night Live to impersonate the former governor of Alaska. Fey  joined Darrell Hammond (as Trump) to give viewers the SNL version of the very memorable (to say the least) endorsement speech.

As usual, Fey was hilarious as Palin. The skit kicked off by mocking the politician’s TV career, tying it into her comments about the state of the country. “I’m here because we Americans are strugglin’,” said Fey’s Palin. “So many of us have lost our jobs at the factory or our reality shows about Alaska … we turn on the news every morning and are shocked to see we’re not even on it because we’ve been replaced by immigrants like Geraldo Rivera.”

Of course, SNL‘s writers couldn’t help but parody the bizarre tongue-twisters from Palin’s speech, either — with some pop culture allusions sprinkled in as well. “I’m here for all you … whether you’re a mom, or two broke girls, or three men and a baby, or a rock ‘n’ roller, holy roller, pushing stroller, pro bowler with an abscess molar,” said Fey, capturing Palin’s seemingly poetry-slam-inspired delivery.

Hammond did his part in adding to the entertaining skit as well, providing absurd commentary throughout the endorsement. He started out by talking about how “great” Palin is, but as his speech went on, his tune quickly changed. “I hope nobody’s allergic to nuts, ’cause we got a big one here,” he said. “She’s two Corinthians short of a Bible.”

The episode was hosted by UFC fighter Ronda Rousey, who is set to co-star with Fey in the upcoming film Do Nothing Bitches.

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