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    The late-night sketch comedy show has not overlooked any president or government official throughout its history. Over the past four years the show's writers have taken frequent jabs at Donald Trump and his administration, drawing harsh criticism from the Republican. Trump even threatened Saturday Night Live with investigation.

    Netizens are divided after seeing the latest episode of Saturday Night Live dedicated to the presidential elections in the United States. The special was hosted by famous comedian Dave Chappelle. In his opening monologue he called Trump a "racist, hilarious son of a b***h" and criticised the Republican's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

    Then actor Jim Carrey and actress Maya Rudolph parodied Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris making their post-election speeches.

    "We did it. Can you believe it? I honestly kind of can't", said Carrey impersonating Biden. "It's been so long since something good happened. … I've never felt so alive, which is ironic because I'm not that alive".

    Carrey then poked Trump by reenacting the character of Ace Ventura.

    "There are situations in life, and this is one of them, where there must be a winner and – a loser", the actor said.

    ​After this sketch actor Alec Baldwin, who has portrayed Donald Trump since 2016, depicted what a potential concession speech by the Republican would look like, singing a somber rendition of "Macho Man" by the Village People, whose songs Donald Trump has played at his rallies.

    ​Social media users were divided over the SNL special. Many users praised the show and its writers for the satire about Trump.

    ​Some netizens noted they would miss Alec Baldwin's portrayal of Donald Trump.

    ​However, other social media users criticised the show for calling Biden president-elect before all the votes have been counted and emphasised allegations of voter fraud.

    ​Netizens also hit out at SNL's purported bias and said the show wouldn't mock Joe Biden for the comments he's made over the years.

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    Alec Baldwin, Jim Carrey, US Election 2020, Kamala Harris, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Saturday Night Live
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