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Video Clip

Highlights from the thirteenth episode of Saturday Night Live’s forty-third season:

Steve Doocy (Alex Moffat), Ainsley Earhardt (Heidi Gardner) and Brian Kilmeade (Beck Bennett) interview Hope Hicks (Cecily Strong), Louis Farrakhan (Chris Redd) and President Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin).

SNL cast members Kenan Thompson, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones critique host Natalie Portman’s monologue in real-time.

Melania Trump (Cecily Strong) is visited by former first ladies Jackie Kennedy (Natalie Portman), Hillary Clinton (Kate McKinnon), Martha Washington (Aidy Bryant) and Michelle Obama (Leslie Jones).

The Patriots from New England (Natalie Portman, Rachel Dratch, Alex Moffat, Heidi Gardner, Luke Null) and the Philadelphians (Tina Fey, Mikey Day, Kenan Thompson) argue over who is better.

Browse all of the sketches uploaded from this week’s episode.