The former presidential nominee and her SNL impersonator enjoyed a fun night in town together.
Hillary Clinton was spotted having dinner with her SNL double, Kate McKinnon. Afterwards the two women went to see Oscar-nominated actress Glenn Close in her Broadway play Sunset Boulevard.
The famous pair was seen having dinner at Orso, famous restaurant of the New York City Theater District. They later went to see the highly acclaimed production.
The Page Six source, who spotted the pair, said that there were lots of laughter emanating from their table,” The source added that one unruly diner in the restaurant modified Trump’s campaign slogan and started chanting, “Lock him up!”
Clinton showed a relaxed and amiable attitude to her SNL impersonator which is a stark contrast to Donald Trump’s continuous complaints on Twitter about the show after Alec Baldwin’s impression of the president.
Trump attacked the show on Twitter, writing “Saturday Night Live is the worst of NBC. Not funny, cast is terrible, always a complete hit job. Really bad television!” Press Secretary Sean Spicer also weighed in on the matter, saying “Alec has gone from funny to mean, and that’s unfortunate. SNL used to be really funny. There’s a streak of meanness now that they’ve crossed over to mean.”
However, as SNL takes on the new administration’s chaos, it has enjoyed a huge ratings spike over recent weeks and has connected with viewers. Baldwin has been an essential part of that success, as well as Melissa McCarthy, whose spot on impression of Press Secretary Spicer has received rave critical acclaim.
SNL is having its best season ratings-wise in 22 years, according to the Los Angeles Times, mostly thanks to Baldwin and McCarthy’s skits. The first-run episodes of ‘SNL’ have averaged 10.64 million viewers, the show hasn’t experienced these ratings since the 1993-94 season, that starred Phil Hartman, Chris Farley, Mike Myers, Adam Sandler, and more.
Since her loss during the presidential elections back in November, Clinton has been maintaining a very low profile. However, while honoring Oscar de la Renta as the U.S. Postal Service revealed new stamps featuring the late designer on Thursday, she took a shot at Trump, saying: “Oscar de la Renta was an immigrant. What a fitting person to be chosen by our Postal Service, mentioned, by the way, in the Constitution, something we should all read and reread in today’s times… Let there be many, many more immigrants with the love of America that [he] exemplified every single day.”