Kate McKinnon Performs “Hallelujah” As Hillary Clinton On ‘SNL’: Watch

Christina Lee | November 13, 2016 9:49 am
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Kate McKinnon reappeared as Hillary Clinton for the November 12 episode of Saturday Night Live. But she didn’t crack jokes. Instead, she sat at the piano and covered Leonard Cohen‘s “Hallelujah.”

This was in tribute to the wry singer-songwriter, who died at 82 on November 7. But it was also a show of support for those who backed the real-life Hillary Clinton during the presidential election.

Donald Trump‘s victory has a good number of U.S. citizens worried for their future — whether they will be targeted, deported and/or stripped of basic human rights, treated without dignity. To end her performance, Kate as Hillary had a message for those folks: “I’m not giving up, and neither should you.”

Watch below.

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