Taran Killam Will Play Donald Trump in ‘SNL’ Season 41


Saturday Night Live’s 41st season is just around the corner. And it also happens to be the year leading up to the 2016 United States presidential election, which means we can look forward to lots of Kate McKinnon’s “relatable woman on a couch,” Hillary Clinton. Deadline reports that SNL co-star Taran Killam can now join McKinnon for those (hopefully) hilarious debate seshes as Donald Trump.

Killam’s celeb impressions to date including everyone from Matthew McConaughey and Tom Brady to Brad Pitt and Caitlyn Jenner. Deadline indicates that several cast members auditioned for the role, but Killam nailed it. Killam will have to outdo Darrell Hammond’s impression of Trump, featured in the below video. Deadline states that Hammond was not considered to reprise his role as Trump, but that we can expect to see Hammond — who is currently the show’s announcer — as Clinton’s dopey husband, Bill.

Season 41 of SNL debuts (along with our recaps) on October 3, with Miley Cyrus as host and musical guest.