Kate McKinnon sings ‘Hallelujah’ on SNL’s cold open: all the tears?


I didn’t even want to watch Saturday Night Live, nor did I want to watch the clips this morning. I just thought, “this is going to be way too depressing.” And it was, but it was also sort of beautiful, unexpectedly so. SNL’s cold open, the first since Americans elected Donald Trump to the presidency, was Kate McKinnon-as-Hillary Clinton sitting at piano, singing the late Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” I wept, openly.

All the tears. That was truly beautiful.

Dave Chappelle was the host for last night’s episode. The point, I guess, is that many in the African-American community never trusted white people to NOT vote for Donald Trump. The language he uses here is NSFW-ish. He uses the n-word a few times. And he makes a joke about grabbing p-ssy. Like, I don’t think this was as harsh or as full-on as it could have been, but Chappelle isn’t Bill Maher.

This is a skit about the horror show that was watching the election returns on Tuesday night.

And this is just a cute skit with Leslie Jones falling in love with another SNL cast member.


Screencaps courtesy of SNL.

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  1. Shel says:

    Ugly cried…..

    • Shambles says:


      I was not ready. My mom, bf and I were watching a movie, and after it was done she changed the channel. I wasn’t expecting SNL, but then I saw Kate-as-Hillary and I realized what was happening. And then I realized what she was playing and the message she was trying to send, and I started sobbing again. I thought I was done with the tears, but I wasn’t done. Holy sh!t.

    • JudyK says:

      So drained from the election results, from thinking it’s a nightmare from which I will awaken, that I have lost much, much sleep. Fell asleep at 8:00 p.m. last night from exhaustion and missed this. Thank you for having the opening clip here. I am STILL crying from watching this very moving opening.

    • EM says:

      I am so grateful for Celebitchy! This is one of a few websites I can visit without having to put up with smugness, hate and hypocrisy. I’ve realized my grief is because Trump’s win is the end of democracy as we know it at least for a few years.

      Kate’s performance was incredibly moving.

      • Tourmaline says:

        I echo you– very grateful that Celebitchy is here. One of the few sites I can stomach at this time. Thanks to those who run the site and all the thoughtful posters here.

      • Lilly says:

        SO TRUE! THIS is the site I come to hear rational, well thought out and interesting thoughts. Thanks to everyone who comments and of course to Celebitchy and Kaiser! It has helped me get through this god-awful few days.

        This cold open was a masterpiece. I kept wondering how SNL would handle this. It was brilliant and Kate McKinnon is clearly a national treasure. I don’t think I will ever watch this video without crying. Dave Chappell also hit all the right notes in his monologue. Kudos to SNL.

      • Whitney says:

        I’m mostly a lurker on here, but there is so much intelligence in the comments. I can’t stomach the comments on other gossip websites. Thanks, Celebitchy. Seriously. I visit your site every day.

      • 76May says:

        The end of Democracy as we know it happened when the DNC pushed Bernie out of the way for Hillary. Perhaps that was the time to protest in the streets.

      • EM says:

        Hardly 76 because yet again you seem to be missing the point that Hillary received more votes. That there is now a President-elect that has truly divided this country into the us and others. The others are anyone that disagrees with him, minorities and women. That far too many in this society now feel it is A-OK to pick on other people. That words, substance and character don’t matter.

        Go ahead an enjoy your self-righteousness over the next 4 years.

      • Amie says:

        I have to agree. I’ve been lurking for a really long time, but this site is such a breath of fresh air. Thank you.

    • Lahdidahbaby says:

      Me too. I thought I’d moved on from four solid days of crying to four years of freefloating pervasive anxiety and depression, but then I saw Kate’s SNL opening. Back to the crying again.

      • Jess says:

        I am right there with you – cycling through tears, anger, depression, and dread. Thank goodness for the amazing Kate McKinnon.

  2. Singtress says:

    It gives a tiny bit of hope I guess.
    I think I am still numb in general.
    Can we just talk about how Kate McKinnon is made of everything awesome?

  3. Lolo86lf says:

    I did not even bother to watch Chapelle’s video. After he sided with Trump he is dead to me. Kate McKinnon was so soothing to watch. It is so hard for me to get used to the idea that Trump is the next president.

    • Jean Gray says:

      He never sided with Trump. It’s was the Observer(Trump’s son-in-laws paper) twisting his words and when TMZ approached him for a comment he said he did NOT support Trump and people talk a lot of ish. According to other people who actually saw the show, he was going in on both candidates equally. Observer just cheery picked. His opening monologue last night spit some solid truths and I was xo-signing on all of it!

  4. Brittney B. says:

    The verses she chose (there are MANY) were soul-crushing, too. She didn’t have to change a thing; they’re a perfect summary of this moment. This song (and its many versions) has always meant so much to me, but damn. Never like THIS.

    • JudyK says:


    • mia girl says:

      Completing soul-crushing.
      As @Shel said up thread, this made me ugly cry.

      This is the first time I’ve been able to bring myself to post on Celebitchy since the election. I have just been too sad.

      But what an inspired idea to pay tribute to both Leonard Cohen and Hillary Clinton together by channeling her (and our) despair through Cohen’s Hallelujah. It was hard to watch, but so poignant and somehow, inspiring. I will continue to FIGHT the F*CK ON!

  5. Looty says:

    My whole family just watched this together and cried.

  6. Nancy says:

    So appropriate for us to go on and deal with the reality as it is, trying to make a change in this ugly world that just beneath the surface is miraculously beautiful. Leonard Cohen was a genius and his stoic, prophetic lyrics of this haunting song gives you tearful hope.

  7. Bettyrose says:

    I’m on the west coast and this was in my news feed within seconds of airing live back east. I cried watching it.

  8. anniefannie says:

    I didn’t want to watch Chappelles opening because i didn’t think I was ready to lauph…I was so wrong. Chapelle is everything, it couldn’t have been easy to walk that razors edge but he got it just right. I hope Trump heeds his words.

    • Olenna says:

      IKR. He hit the right balance between being funny and sober-minded. Loved his dictator-style jacket.

    • robyn says:

      He said give Trump a chance. A chance at what? He is who he is and that is what’s so unacceptable and disturbing about his win. Chappelles missed the point in his conclusion and he probably secretly doesn’t mind Trump, if he wants to “give him a chance”.

      • Bob says:

        Not sure how you missed the rhetorical play there when “I’ll give Trump a chance” was immediately followed by “and I DEMAND that Trump give us, the historically disenfranchised, a chance, too.” I thought it was a pointed and perfect response to all the calls for unity.

      • isabelle says:

        Giving a chance, means he is giving Trump chance to succeed or fail. Think its a mature, classy adult response. Also, who the heck wants their country to fail? I hate Donald as the result and seriously hope he isn’t as horrible as we believe.

    • isabelle says:

      As a Portland Oregon person lmao at “white people rioting in Portland OR”.

  9. Callanine says:

    Dave Chapelle says he did not support Donald Trump. If you Google, you’ll find he responded to that assertion.

  10. WTW says:

    I don’t want to hear about giving Trump a chance. Did Trump give Obama a chance? No, he just claimed that he was Kenyan-born and said he had no right to be president. He went on to ask for his Occidental College transcripts, alleging that Obama was a terrible student there. With his pattern of housing discrimination, his call for the execution of the Central Park 5 and refusal to apologize to them, his sweeping generalizations about Muslims, undocumented immigrants, his shabby treatment of vendors, criminal treatment of women, etc., why would I give him a chance? Marginalized groups are constantly urged to offer third, fourth and fifth chances, turn the other cheek, go high when they go low. It’s completely ineffective.
    And even if I wipe out all of Trump’s mistakes and his proposed policies, which would destroy families and make POCs more likely to be imprisoned or police violence victims, he has no experience at all in public service. Most folks don’t want their children cared for by people w/ no experience with kids. They wouldn’t want to be treated by a doctor w/ no experience or represented in court by a lawyer w/ no experience, but it’s fine to entrust our country to a man who’s never held public office or served in the military. I think not. I am angry, frightened and dejected, especially at the Klan parades and rise in hate crime that have spiked since the election.

    • LinaLamont says:

      Not only is the one of the most liberal and diverse cities in the country, this is one of the most liberal and diverse schools…

      They think they’ve been given carte blanche on hate…and, I don’t see the soon-to-be-new administration telling them otherwise.

    • shanaynay says:


    • Esmom says:

      WTW, I was with you all the way…but this morning I started to change my tune a little bit. It’s exhausting to hold on to hate like the GOP has for the past 8 years. Imagine if Hillary had been elected — we’d be faced with more obstruction, more time and money wasted on “investigating” her and the usual partisan madness that the Obama administration has faced.

      With Hillary losing, we have the chance to hold Trump’s feet to the fire and ensure the progress we’ve made isn’t eroded. We can hold our lawmakers accountable. We can be forceful yet reasonable. We can be better than they were. Half the country knows Trump is a disaster and I think it’s only a matter of time before everyone does.

      • vava says:

        Yes, well, we do need to hold Trump’s feet to the fire. I predict it’s not going to be a bed of roses for him, one bit. This business dealings will be scrutinized, his fraud and racketeering situation isn’t exactly the best way to begin his tenure, and I suspect we haven’t heard the last of the sexual assault allegations. This man has shown us who he is, he’s not about to change. He’s already attacking the NYT this morning on his Twitter after he said he was going to show some restraint. Clearly, he is not working with a full deck, he’s a classic narissist (sp), and he will go for revenge. Our country is in for a very bumpy ride, but I’m actually looking forward to seeing this bozo in over his head. He’s not going to be the second coming of Christ like his supporters think he is. All those campaign promises – doubtful he’ll follow through with a lot of them. There are a lot of Republicans who can’t stand him, it’s not just the other parties.

      • HappyMom says:

        I’m with you. I’ve spent the days past the election doing all kinds of reading and thinking. It doesn’t help us a country to hate or not listen. The best thing we can do is stay engaged.

      • isabelle says:

        Its very possible to hold his feet to the fire because of giving him a chance. Its results in having actual facts rather than basing it on emotion, staying alert & following his Presidency and also holding our Congress responsible.

      • lightpurple says:

        And he has once again flipped on pre-existing conditions. Now, he opposes coverage and Whatsherface claims he was only being polite to Obama. Sounds like Ryan got hold of him and re-iterated the party line: “insurance profits above all else; kill all the sick people!”

        And oh, now the wall might just be a fence and Mexico probably won’t pay for it.

      • Esmom says:

        lightpurple, yes, sigh. I completely agree that Ryan intervened. Trump really has no discernible ideology or apparently any values to adhere to. He’s an empty vessel who cares only about his image, so I think he’ll be easily influenced. If Ryan (or anyone, really) manages to piss him off, the moderates will have a chance to control the strings. It’s going to be crazy…but I think it will be mostly contained within the GOP. They will destroy themselves from within.

    • can't even says:

      that’s exactly what I was thinking. There was no chance given to Obama and it was all bogus claims coming from Trump and others. Meanwhile, this dude’s actually abhorrent, but let’s give him a chance? Please.

      • Esmom says:

        I know, he is abhorrent. But as I said above, I realized I don’t see any other way forward. If we hold on to the hate and outrage — justified as it is — we will be no better than the right wing hate and fear mongers. Someone has to be the grown up for once.

      • LinaLamont says:

        “Someone has to be the grown up for once.”

        Are you kidding?
        Democrats have always been the grown-ups.
        We’ve moved, compromised, tried to accommodate & make nice with a party that’s had no respect for anyone or care about anything but their growing wallets for decades.

        Just when you think they couldn’t pay any dirtier, they bring in the FBI, the KKK, the KGB…

        It’s time to take a page from the Rep playbook.
        Coddling, enabling and mollifying just emboldens them.

      • Esmom says:

        LL, I completely agree, bad choice of words. I should have just said “someone needs to be the grownup.” But I’m not sure taking a page from the GOP playbook will work given how highly unusual this Trump presidency will be. My point was just that I we don’t need to stoop to the Republicans’ level, as we are better than that.

  11. Kiki says:

    I am so sorry America. That you have to endure a complete JACKASS you have to call president. My heart sank for Hillary Clinton and I weep for people who don’t want Donald Trump as POUTUS. What is even worse, they have a homophobe for a vice president named Mike Pence.

    Don’t worry, America. Karma is going to bite the Republicans’ ass soon enough. My prayers to everyone.

    • Janet R says:

      Thank you Kiki. I am hoping things change before we lose everything (clean water and air, social security and medicare for starters). And before we start another unnecessary war…
      I loved the opening.

    • Rina says:

      Thank you for your prayers, Kiki.

    • Tate says:

      Thank you, Kiki. I have never felt so sad and discouraged. I am at a loss.

  12. lightpurple says:

    The opening was beautiful.

  13. robyn says:

    The merging of Cohen’s death and the death of common decency (if there ever was any) in America is “pitch perfect” as they say. Cohen I believe was suffering from bone cancer these past many months and probably was in a lot of pain. This, and maybe even what’s been happening in politics, might have influenced his most current song: You Want It Darker. It’s dark and, at the same time, weirdly soothing for that sickening feeling about the election. I remember Hillary talking about Trump’s dark vision for America.

    • delphi says:

      @Robyn…amen to everything. It’s like Cohen knew this was going to happen, and made his graceful exit from this plain with that classy “mic drop” of an album.

      I’m beyond angry with the people who voted for that “Cheeto Twatwaffle” (thanks, Jim Cornette)…but even angrier at the 47% of registered voters who sat this election out. 47%. Trust me, if ANY of them complain about ANYTHING the next 4 years…whoo boy. They’ll get an earful.

  14. LinaLamont says:

    I’ve posted this elsewhere, but, I think it’s important enough to keep adding to new threads.

    In response to someone who is trying to dissuade others from signing this petition, I answered that I’m not naïve, I have no delusions, I know nothing concrete will come of it (alone) in terms of changing the fact that Trump’s in. HOWEVER, there’s nothing dangerous in signing a petition.

    It’s a show of solidarity. Doing NOTHING and showing apathy and acceptance is dangerous.

    I don’t understand wanting to silence people. There’s no harm in showing support. People are not stupid (except, perhaps, the one ones who voted against their own best interests). We know this petition is, mostly, symbolic… Maybe, though, we’re wrong….as so many were about having the election in the bag.

    Peaceful protest is not, necessarily, futile…even if it’s not enough.

    Sign and pass it along…if you wish

    • SusanneToo says:

      I signed yesterday.

    • Bob says:

      Yes, it’s symbolic. It’s kneeling before the anti-democratic institution that will deliver us a grossly incompetent man as president for the second time this century and begging it for mercy. Maybe that makes you feel better. I find it rather insulting. The system is plainly designed to take my vote for Hillary Clinton in the state of Missouri and flush it down the toilet. I’m not going to sign a petition that essentially says “gosh, are you sure you mean it?”

    • MellyMel says:

      “…showing apathy and acceptance is dangerous.” Exactly this! I signed it yesterday too.

    • Bonbons says:

      Yes I want people to be informed about the process and the implications and the odds before they sign something.

      Informed action is great…..blindly clicking and signing because of an anonymous internet request isn’t.

      “why the electoral college won’t make Hillary president”

    • Anastasia says:

      This is not a road you want to go down. First of all, the electoral college is meant to give each state an opportunity to have their voices heard. The electors represent the people of their state and if they were to flip their votes it’s basically like saying, “Sorry, XXX, I know you overwhelmingly voted for this candidate, but I don’t agree so I’m changing it.” Isn’t that akin to the fascism/tyranny you all are always crying about?

      Secondly, Hillary won the popular vote by about .2%. That’s such a thin margin as to basically say they got the same amount of votes. And neither received a majority. I certainly would not want the president chosen by that thin of a margin and that’s actually what the electoral college is meant to protect against.

      Also keep in mind that a lot of absentee ballots have not been counted and likely won’t be. If the margin of victory in a state is larger than the number of absentee ballots, then those ballots are never counted. Absentee ballots typically fall 2:1 Republican and would have to be factored in if you’re going to ask electors to vote for the popular vote winner.

      • Lambda says:

        The electors are not there to represent the states, primarily, but to act as a guard against individuals unfit to become president. That’s clearly stated in Federalist Paper no. 68 (Hamilton!): the electors should acknowledge the will of the people, but reserve the right to judge the qualities and fitness of the candidates. This is the framework of the republic.

        I’ve always been more than dubious about indirect democracy, but if the college goes rogue I wouldn’t consider it as plunging into fascism, because it’s in the constitution.

      • Bonbons says:

        I agree with you on the futility of pursuing faithless electoral and find it very disconcerting that it’s being played even for sport.

        CLinton conceded. It’s over as it relates to the outcome of the presidential race.

        However I have seen different stats than you are citing re the popular vote and the trending. The final numbers for HRC have increased (not decreased)in the last day or so to over half a million. Also, it is still likely to rise because there are a couple of strong Demiocrat states (like California ) that have liberal absentee voting rules …..meaning those still uncounted votes from those states will lean toward HRC. However that isn’t the case for the swing states, and DTs electoral count is too high for any change in outcome.

      • virginfangirl says:

        Lamda – Thanks for sharing that bit of info.

    • rlh says:

      I signed and I don’t care if it’s symbolic or not. Here is something that we can get behind now to make a difference sooner than later. It is not necessary to have a constitutional amendment to change the electoral college. Thirteen states have passed this. Just a handful more and popular vote becomes simply “the vote.” Please get involved in your state!


  15. SusanneToo says:

    Nigel Farage has already visited his compadre. Who ‘s next? Vlad? Little bitty North Korean dictator?

  16. sauvage says:


  17. Nancy says:

    Just read Leon Russell died. Prince, Bowie, Leonard, Leon…..The Day The Music Died keeps playing in my mind.

  18. megsie says:

    The election night skit is hilarious in its depiction of the white liberal self delusion, arrogance, and entitlement that lost this election for us. Sad but hilarious. Why would so many people vote for Obama but not Trump? Why indeed.

  19. Jayna says:

    That opening was perfection. I cried.

    I never watched The View the morning after the election. But I wanted to see Joy Behar’s and Whoopi’s reaction and comments. I pulled it up on YouTube last night. It was so cathartic for me. They had a political analyst come on from ABC. He was amazing. The show from the morning after was actually a great outlet for my continuing shock, grief, and anger.

  20. Original T.C. says:

    Regarding the fact that “55%” of Americans are women and we still don’t have a woman President thing. I admit as a Black woman I was so crushed by the 45% of White women who voted for Trump. But discussions on this board have been productive IMO. That’s why we should talk things out more often. One poster pointed out in her grandmother’s generation someone who went to secretary school or got a certificate from a job training school can easily check off the box as “college educated”. Not to put those women down but it’s different from a 4 year rigorous course. And least we forget Kate Middleton also has a college degree yet comes across as not a deep thinker.

    Second, married women tend to vote how their husbands vote (in general). Just look at that picture of Trump looking over at Melania’s ballot as she checks off the boxes. It says it all: you better vote for the same candidates as me. They want to be considered pro-family women, not those single amoral women who get abortions and try to steal their husbands!

    This is also why Republicans seem to always win “college educated White women”. I am of course speaking generally as a group above, I know there are exceptions to every rule and many married women who vote independent of their husbands as well as White woman with only a 2-year degrees who vote Democrat.

    • WTW says:

      T.C., actually a slight majority of white women voted for Trump. I think it was 51 percent. The 45 percent figure refers to college-educated white women. These women have some ‘splaining to do, and I think progressive white women need to have some conversations w/ their sisters, mothers, aunts, cousins, friends, coworkers, classmates, etc. I think these women have forgotten why the women’s lib movement took place at all and the struggles women have fought to get to where we are today. I think African Americans (half of whom are women, obviously) mostly do a good job of teaching their children about the racist history of the U.S., but white women don’t necessarily teach their families about the country’s sexist history. I really think Susan Faludi needs to write a Backlash II.
      Also, I’m black and my husband is white. We vote the same way because we share similar political ideologies, although I’m slightly more left. In the primary, I voted for Bernie and he was going to vote for Hillary, but he began to see why I liked Bernie better. In the national, we both voted Hillary, but I strongly considered voting for Jill Stein. My husband is too pragmatic to vote for a third-party candidate. I voted for Hillary because, even though I’m in a solid blue state, I thought this election was too important to vote for Stein. I would never vote a particular way to please my husband. There’s a reason women won the vote, and it wasn’t just to vote how their husbands tell them to, which is why critics of women’s suffrage said women didn’t need a vote.

      • Nancy says:

        A lot of Bernie supporters voted for Jill Stein and all of those votes were for Trump. Thanks Susan Sarandon. The majority of people I know who were avid Bernie supporters, still are. They must think he will live to be 100, because they are calling out 2020. I like Bernie, but he didn’t have a chance. He campaigned for her and called upon his supporters to vote for HRC and obviously they didn’t listen. Lots of people to answer for his win, mostly those Dems who didn’t bother to vote. Plus, sadly men still have trouble voting for one of us females. We’re good in the kitchen or bedroom where we belong….sad but some still think like that.

    • isabelle says:

      A lot of those women are uneducated women, only graduated HS. Anyone can check a box. Even if they are college graduated many still vote as their husbands vote, especially Christian women. Women depend on their spouses income more than we believe, they vote the way their husband votes. christian women are repeatedly told their husbands are the head of the household. I’ve seen it growing up all the time. Causes friction in the home if the woman disagrees and their husbands are big part of how they “survive” economically and socially. So many reason why i’m glad never married and this is one of them, I can make own decision without someone else throwing a tantrum. A lot of my friends voted the way their husbands voted, educated and non-educated.

      • Jacques Jolie-Pitt says:

        Do you have a link that supports the statements you made about women tending to vote how their husbands vote? I don’t know where you are getting your views on marriage from, but if you are with the right partner that just doesn’t happen. A healthy relationship (regardless of marital status) doesn’t involve one person not being able to make their own decisions because they fear the other person will throw a “tantrum”, as you stated. Perhaps in the 1950’s women voting for a candidate their husbands supported was more common. However, this is 2016, and jmo but it seems like you are making assumptions about marriage and relationships based on your individual and possibly limited experiences.

      • virginfangirl says:

        My husband and I have voted for different candidates in the past.

      • Jessica says:

        Uh, I have a JD from Georgetown and am not dependent upon my husband. Who really is? We usually agree on candidates, but you better believe that I will vote for whomever I damn well please. Sorry, that sounds 1950ish.

    • Robin says:

      Wow, some of you don’t have a very high opinion of women, do you? They tend to vote as their husbands vote? You have no way of knowing that. A lot of two-year courses are more rigorous than four-year liberal arts degrees, and more practical too. Not every woman is going to vote for a candidate because the candidate is a woman. Voting for someone based on their sex is just as ridiculous as voting for someone based on their race.

  21. robyn says:

    Don’t know if you folks read Here’s Why We Grieve Today. It describles what I feel and why this is not about policies even if Trump flipflops if he does. It’s much much more than that. You can check it out at Huffingtonpost. Don’t know if the link will go through on this site.

    • antipodean says:

      @robyn, this short article says exactly what I feel about this shocking loss. It seems Americans, a people who have always had as part of their country’s ideology, that everyone has the right to justice, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, had the chance to endorse that credo, and do the right and decent thing……and they chose not to. No wonder so many of us are in despair for the future of a just world. It seems there will be no decency or hope in the world for the forseeable future.

  22. wolfie says:

    Actually there is something you can do. There is a resolution making the rounds of state legislatures . In it, the state resolves to abolish their electoral college appointees. Already 11 states have signed. If it makes it to the magic number, 26, the electoral college is history. Lobby your state legislatures AGGRESSIVELY.

  23. Reece says:

    I saw the clip before it aired on the west coast. Couldn’t get through the first couple of views without tears.

  24. Saks says:

    That was awesome and heartbreaking! Also, I just want to point that Latinos did voted for Hillary,

    “The national exit surveys’ deeply flawed methodology distorts the Latino vote. Even the exits, however, find that the Latino electorate gave a SUPERMAJORITY of its vote to Clinton. Figuring in the increase in Latino voters, Donald Trump received only 18 percent of the Latino vote, the LOWEST level on record for any presidential candidate.”

    Here is the complete link https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2016/11/11/in-record-numbers-latinos-voted-overwhelmingly-against-trump-we-did-the-research/

  25. wolfpup says:

    Can we possibly get Piers Morgan to just shut up – on the Daily Mail? His truth’s are not American, they are simply created to cause confusion. Shut up Piers! Take your insights and stuff em somewhere, other than our country! You need to keep your comments to Britain, and the class society that you defend – stop trying to defunct the USA, with your bullshit. I am a wide open American – willing to debate ideas – but Piers, you are manipulative, for a reason, I cannot understand.

    I hate this guy for the influence that he tried to have on our election. Shut Up and Go Home!!! I would tell this openly on your Daily, but apparently, I am a wolfpup, and the Daily can’t – accept my comments about your country. F*ck *ff!!! Your insights are meant for nothing, but to stir racism and unhappiness – are you proud of that? – Good for you! -Go Away! You are a jerk – trying to be popular with your insolence. The insolence that has now infected our Country.

    Yeah, I want to fight these knockers. Piers – you are not American, and you only have the addition of confusing race and class, to add to Our pain. You have no original truths! Shut Up – From An American!

  26. Harper says:

    So in Trump’s America the undying love between Leslie Jones and Colin Jost is just a lie? I’ve been through so much this week, I did not need this. Shame on you, SNL.

  27. Kyrgios says:

    It’s time to start thinking about the next Democrat candidate. But this time they need to be a champion of the working class. Not someone who is going to allow the rich to get richer while the poor stay in poverty.

    • Robin says:

      Or someone who will lose when his own party rigs the system against him just so they can nominate a corrupt woman who thought she was entitled to the presidency.

  28. Runner31 says:

    Voracious reader here but commenting lurker. Kate McKinnon is soooo talented. How she did that without tears is amazing. Great tribute to both.



  29. virginfangirl says:

    Steve Bannon was named Chief Strategist by Trump, which is a powerful position. Steven Bannon was executive chairman of Brietbart news and host of Breitbart News Daily radio show, positions he left a couple months ago to help on Trumps campaign. Bannon has very far right views. Some articles on Briebart news website I looked up that hold views negative to the rights of women include “How Feminism Hurts Men and Women”, and “Birth Control Makes Women Unattractive and Crazy”. The feminism article talks about how ridiculous it is that men need permission during each step of their sexual encounters (like kissing, then touching boobs), exaggerating how this takes place by Feminist demanding men have to verbally ask permission and receive a yes each step of the way to having sex, or men will be accused of rape. Maybe Bannon does need verbal permission each step of the way, because pushing a hand a away like the old days wouldn’t be enough for him to stop. I am scared these type of attitudes, now accepted by our president, are going to lead to more rapes. I believe this man is very racists as well so I am sure there are also many alarming articles regarding race as well.

  30. KellzBellz says:

    I don’t get all the sadness white people have been feeling. As a queer poor black woman the election was just…more of the same. It’s like suddenly white people are learning what I’ve known since I was like two years old: this country doesn’t love me, and I have always loathed this hateful, criuel, uncultured idiocracy.

    I am very sad that we lost Leonard Cohen – the world will never be the same. But no tears about the election.

  31. Goats on the Roof says:


    And Kate McKinnon dressed up as HRC is hardly a tribute to Leonard Cohen. The man was a legend. SNL could have done much better for him.

  32. Shelly says:

    You honestly think he had a chance? you think all the old white men would have voted for a socialist?
    That generation equates socialism to communism.
    I love Bernie and I would have voted for him, but the trump people wouldn’t have

  33. Don't kill me I'm French says:

    Please Clinton was a flu compared to Ebola Trump

  34. Ellie says:

    I am not from the USA, but for me from the election I discovered Kate McKinnon. You are so lucky to have such a talent.
    This was amazing , she is amazing .
    And “YEP” I cried

  35. SusanneToo says:

    Good ol’ Bernie Bros – snotty to the end and beyond.

    PS I voted for Bernie. Then for Hillary, just as Bernie himself did.

  36. robyn says:

    She DID tell the truth and all she wanted to do was help YOU and people like you!!!! Instead you went for the male bigot liar and a loose cannon. Now Alt Right is normalized and America’s true colors are exposed. This election is like lifting up a rock and seeing not all the beautiful creatures but the rotten flesh eating bugs instead. You have make me feel sick America. I hope the protests continue.

    • virginfangirl says:

      My sil complaining how her friend who supported Hillary, who used to be a lovely person, is now awful and mean and insulting on Facebook, calling Trump supporters racists and such. And I asked “Do you think the way Trump ran his campaign might be the reason?” Isn’t that the way you get your way, with vile behavior against others?

  37. robyn says:

    You are in full denial if you think Bernie would have won. He is far too socialist and Trump could have taken full advantage of that. Less than twenty percent of Americans would go as socialist. Bernie would not even have won the popular vote.

  38. Ivy says:

    I was actually majorly shocked at how not bad Kate’s voice is.