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Video Clip

Watch highlights from the fourth episode of SNL’s forty-fifth season, hosted by Chance The Rapper, who also performed as the musical guest.

The cold open: Donald Trump holds a rally in Albuquerque, New Mexico and brings some of who he thinks are his loyal supporters, political allies and friends (Darrell Hammond, Fred Armisen, Kate McKinnon, Cecily Strong, Mikey Day, Aidy Bryant, Beck Bennett, Pete Davidson, Alex Moffat) to the stage.

The monologue: Chance the Rapper talks about the Chicago teachers strike and performs a song about the second city and other second best things.

Weekend Update: Anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the week’s biggest news, like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorsing Bernie Sanders.

Eric and Donald Trump Jr. stop by Weekend Update to argue that they have not benefitted from their father’s presidency.

Weird (Halloween-themed) fake commercial of the week: A commercial advertises Tasty Toaster Tarts – the flaky, sweet treat kids crave!

Browse all sketches and performances uploaded from this week’s episode.