Saturday Night Live opened over Brooklyn brunch with a group of Democrats who should love Hillary Clinton but find themselves supporting Bernie Sanders, whether they want to or not. “I mean, I like Hillary’s foreign policy experience, but I love Bernie’s whole vibe,” one of them remarks. While Clinton is “just too establishment,” Sanders is “an outsider who’s only been in Congress for like 30 years.”
Then there she was, Kate McKinnon’s Hillary Clinton, descending from the ceiling to sing a heartfelt rendition of Bonnie Raitt’s “I Can’t Make You Love Me.” Soon, she was joined by Darrell Hammond’s Bill Clinton, barely supporting his wife from behind a white piano.
When Cecily Strong’s character entered, she said she would definitely be voting for Clinton, “because Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright basically said it’s my feminist duty.” But she quickly changed her mind when someone reminded her that “true feminism is looking at both candidates equally, regardless of gender.”
“Oh,” she said. “Well, if I really do that, I pick Bernie.”
For the second week in a row, SNL decided to give Bernie Sanders a strong embrace while at the same time illustrating just how hard it is for even die-hard Democrats to do the same for Hillary Clinton.