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Leslie Jones auditioned to play Donald Trump and it was amazing

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We can all agree that Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump impression on Saturday Night Live has been one of the comedic highlights of the last few months.

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However, Baldwin isn’t a regular cast member of SNL, which means he can’t be there every week.

And since Trump isn’t likely to stop doing crazy things anytime soon, they’re going to need a stand in.

How about Ghostbusters star and comedic genius Leslie Jones?

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Yes, really. If Melissa McCarthy can play Sean Spicer, why not?

In a behind-the-scenes sketch on last night’s show, Jones auditions to play POTUS.

 

She got into make-up.

 

And tried to convince SNL chief Lorne Michaels of her credentials.

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But when Michaels said no, she didn’t take it well.

 

She did however, manage to convince Melania (or at least a lookalike).

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People were loving it.

 

Here's the full sketch:


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