Saturday Night Live wasted no time taking Donald Trump to task in its season 41 premiere.
The venerable NBC sketch comedy series began Saturday’s episode with a cold open in which castmember Taran Killam played the real estate mogul for the first time, taking the reins from Darrell Hammond, who previously portrayed Trump on the show.
Trump appeared in the segment with wife Melania (Cecily Strong), as Trump referred to himself as “almost certainly your next president.”
The pair addressed Trump’s recent flap with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly. “She’s talented and beautiful, but she’s a heifer who’s always on her period, and I hope she dies,” Trump said.
The presidential candidate also addressed his criticism of Mexican immigrants, gesturing to his wife and saying, “Clearly, I don’t hate immigrants.”
Melania pointed out that Trump will say the “craziest things” to make his poll numbers rise, adding about Trump’s campaign messages: “To me, it’s just a jumble of words — it makes no sense — but I’m not smart like Donald. I didn’t go to Hogwarts School of Business.”
She tried to praise him by saying, “He’s running as Republican, but his ideas are actually more like a Democrat,” at which point Trump did his best to cut her off.