Saturday Night Live took aim at Hillary and Jeb’s presidential bids during their cold open skit tonight as the pair lost ground to anti-establishment candidates Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump.
Kate McKinnon took on Hillary impersonating duties as she lamented losing New Hampshire to Bernie Sanders while singing Bonnie Raitt’s I Can’t Make You Love Me.
She was then joined by Beck Bennet as Jeb trying to get in on the act before being heckled for losing to Trump by an even wider margin than Hillary lost to Bernie.
Saturday Night Live took aim at Hillary’s faltering presidential bid tonight, showing a group of friends deciding to vote for Bernie after Clinton lost to him in New Hampshire
As the friends sign Bernie’s praises, Clinton walks around apparently unseen, singing Bonnie Raitt’s 1991 soung I Can’t Make You Love Me
The sketch is set in a restaurant as a group of four friends discuss the Democratic primary results from New Hampshire which saw Sanders win by a landslide.
All four agree that, despite the loss, they’re still going to be voting for Hillary – before one cuts across, saying that they will actually be voting for Bernie.
At that point McKinnon, dressed as Hillary, descends from the ceiling on a swing decked out with flowers before singing Riatt’s 1991 hit.
As the friends continue praising Sanders, complimenting his ‘vibe’ and how he embodies ‘change’, she sings: ‘I can’t make you love me if you don’t. You can’t make your heart feel something it won’t.’
As the friends continue to talk about Bernie’s progressive credentials, Hillary – played by Kate McKinnon – returns to the stage, this time on top of a piano played by Darrell Hammond as husband Bill
Amid more compliments for Bernie, Clinton laments: ‘I can’t make you love me if you don’t. You can’t make your heart feel something it won’t’
Apparently unseen by the restaurant guests, Clinton dances around their table stroking their faces before disappearing to the side of the set.
She then returns a few minutes later, this time floating on top of a piano surrounded by smoke and plaid by Darrell Hammond as Bill.
Again unseen by the cast, she sings the second chorus of Riatt’s song then disappears, before the friends all agree that, despite her flaws, Hillary is better than any of the Republican nominees.
However, one diner, played by Cecily Strong, suggests that she ‘actually likes Jeb Bush.’
After the group joke that nobody likes Jeb Bush, Beck Bennet appears out of a table dressed as th Republican hopeful before launching into his own rendition of Riatt’s song
When the group sees him, he complains that he was just trying to do the same thing a Hillary, so they reply: ‘You two aren’t the same. Hillary may have lost new Hampshire, but she’s still polling way ahead in the south’
Confronted by her friends over the allegiance, she responds: ‘No, I’m kidding, who likes Jeb Bush?’
At that point Bennet, dressed as Bush, springs out of a table and begins signing Riatt’s song before quickly being interrupted by the diners, all of whom can see him.
Jeb protests: ‘Wait, you can see me? But I was just. I was doing what Hillary did.’
The group responds: ‘No, you two aren’t the same. Hillary may have lost new Hampshire, but she’s still polling way ahead in the south.’