First of all, I would like to extend my congratulations to Donald Trump and his supporters for capturing the title of the 45th Presidency of the United States by receiving the majority of the Electoral College votes.
However, those who know me or follow me on Facebook know I was rooting for Hillary Clinton. She embodies a stellar work ethic and an inner strength that spoke to the masses and, for that reason, she won the Popular Vote.
And, it continues to grow. She is winning it by a margin larger than Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy, both of whom went on to win the presidency. That is pretty remarkable and she can take solace and comfort in this important victory.
I was curious to see how Saturday Night Live was going to address the outcome of this election. Would Kate McKinnon, who impersonated Hillary Clinton over the last few weeks, have a meltdown? How about Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trumps’s impersonation? Surely, they were expecting a Hillary win. All the polls indicated this result. So much for polls.
However, in the wake of Hillary Clinton ‘s surprising Presidential defeat, comedy took a backseat to poignancy, and the messengers – Kate McKinnon and Dave Chappelle – delivered performances which were absolutely brilliant. Brilliant!
Sometimes, the world and God works in very mysterious ways. With the passing of Leonard Cohen on November 10th, two days after the election, the melding of Cohen and Clinton into one potent performance of the former’s most famous song, “Hallelujah“, was an act of genius. It was as if the song was written for this particular event in Presidential history. Kate McKinnon sang from her heart, tears in her eyes. Whether you were a Hillary supporter or not, one could not help but be moved and then energized with her resounding message at the end of the song.
And then out popped comedian Dave Chappelle who mixed some humour with a more sober approach in addressing the election of Donald Trump as President. Just as Kate McKinnon’s song struck a chord, so did Dave Chappelle’s words.
Have a listen below and please share your thoughts in the comments section.