'SNL' selects its Donald Trump
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The NBC late-night comedy sketch show has tapped cast member Taran Killam to portray the GOP presidential candidate in its upcoming season. Deadline.com first reported the casting choice for what's considered a highly coveted role.


Fellow “SNL” star Kate McKinnon, who plays Democratic White House hopeful Hillary Clinton on the show, called the pick “amazing.”

Trump isn’t the first politician that 33-year-old Killam has impersonated on “SNL.” The comedian, a California native who joined the show in 2010, previously spoofed Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) in a Miley Cyrus-inspired music video.

The 41st season of “SNL” premieres Oct. 3.