"Saturday Night Live" vet Kate McKinnon took the stage as Hillary Clinton yet again, kicking off the Saturday, April 9, episode with a cold open, mocking the Democratic presidential candidate's string of losing streaks and -- you guessed it -- her recent subway struggle.
“Hello, America. It’s true, I have not been winning as of late,” the faux Clinton said, grinning. “In fact, I have not won a state in almost three weeks — because that was the plan. I did not want to win those and so I didn’t. It doesn’t bother me one bit. I’m not rattled. Like the old adage says, you win some, you” and then she repeatedly trieds but was unable to actually say the word “lose.”
McKinnon, wearing a Yankees hat that doubleds as a Mets hat, then switcheds gears and began talking about how she -- in character -- is just like the rest of New Yorkers.
Eating a hot dog and munching on peanuts, she mentiones going to see "that hot new Broadway show that's got all of NYC abuzz -- 'Chicago,' " and that her "favorite part of New York" is the subway.
“The New York City subway is the best way to get around,” McKinnon said, as she approached a turnstile and swiped a MetroCard. After multiple failed attempts to get through, a smiling "Clinton" said, “I’ll take a cab. A cab is the best way to get around.”
Trying to convince us further, Clinton's character went on goes on to say about the snafu, "So, see New Yorkers, I'm just Iike all of you. I never sleep, I’m in a hurry to get to work, and when I’m running, I really hate it when a slow, old Jew gets in my way."
Separately, Clinton made a surprise appearance at the Inner Circle charity event at the New York Hilton in Manhattan on Saturday night, during which she shed light on her now-viral subway struggle days earlier.
"Do me a favor,” Clinton said to mayor Bill de Blasio. “Will you just fix these MetroCard slots? It took me like five swipes. The little terminal thing kept saying please swipe again. I mean you’ve got to fix that. You don't have to worry about horses anymore. Fix the turnstile and the MetroCard."