Watch as Alec Baldwin debuts his Trump impression on SNL

Posted at 8:23 AM, Oct 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-02 13:29:15-04

Leading off Saturday's season debut of Saturday Night Live, Alec Baldwin showed off his Donald Trump impression for the first time as he spoofed the GOP nominee's performance in the last presidential debate. 

Baldwin is set to play Trump throughout the season. Last season, Trump was played by returning cast member Darrell Hammond. 

Opposing Baldwin on stage was SNL cast member Kate McKinnon, who played Hillary Clinton. Michael Che, who mostly is used as the show's "Weekend Update" host, played the role of debate moderator Lester Holt.

The spoofed debate pointed out highlights of the real debate, from Trump's microphone malfunction to the controversy surrounding Alicia Machado.