[The Election Issue]

Favorite pop-culture moments inspired by the presidential election

Baldwin’s Trump rules.
Stacy J. Willis

BALDWIN AS TRUMP Alec Baldwin’s spot-on SNL impersonation gave us great lines like “Wrong.” … “Wrong” … “Wrong.” Kate McKinnon’s Clinton was stellar as well, crying, “If you don’t elect me, I will continue to run for president until the day I die.”

THE NEW YORKER’S ANDY BOROWITZ He’s been a lifesaver, with a steady stream of satirical writing. Headlines include “Trump Blasts Media for Reporting Things He Says,” “Many in Nation Tired of Explaining Things to Idiots,” “Trump Warns Hillary May Rig Election by Getting More Votes” and “Hillary Releases 20,000 Spam E-Mails From Old Navy,” with even sharper stories underneath.

BETWEEN TWO FERNS Zach Galifianakis interviewed Hillary Clinton for the Funny or Die talk show. ZG to HC:

• “Are you excited to be the first girl president?”

• “As Secretary, how many words-per-minute could you type?”

• “What happens if you become pregnant? Are we going to be stuck with Tim Kaine for nine months? How does this work?” (Clinton’s deadpan reply: “I could send you some pamphlets that might help you understand how this works.”)

• “When you see how well it works for Donald Trump, do you ever think to yourself, ‘Oh, maybe I should be more racist?”

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