Hillary Clinton Reacts to SNL: I Wish I Could Do Somersaults

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton listens as Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks during an event at University of New Hampshire September 28, 2016 in Durham, New Hampshire. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton says she enjoyed the Saturday Night Live parody of her debate performance, praising actress Kate McKinnon for impersonating her in the skit.

“I’ll tell you when Kate McKinnon came out with the walker, I thought I was going to fall off my chair,” Clinton said.

While impersonating Clinton, McKinnon came on stage coughing and stumbling on a walker before doing a Willy Wonka-like turnaround by somersaulting up to greet the audience.

“Oh, my gosh, she was amazing,” Clinton said, referring to McKinnon. “I wish I could do the jumps, the splits, the somersault… I’ve been working on it!”

Clinton shared her reaction during an interview with Extra TV, as the host insisted she was “pretty agile.”

“Oh my gosh, the next debate, the next debate—cartwheels,” she replied.

Clinton said she would think about repeating her appearance the show, noting that “we have a lot of ground to cover in the next 35 days” of the presidential campaign.

She referred to her last appearance on Saturday Night Live in which she played a barkeeper.

“I’m always up for standing around a bar,” she laughed.


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