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Hillary Clinton tends bar on 'Saturday Night Live' in political season premiere

Live from New York, it's the race for 2016!

"Saturday Night Live" returned for its 41st season with host and musical guest Miley Cyrus, and wasted no time jumping into the latest headline-grabbing political headlines, even including a guest appearance from Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.

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Clinton, who also appeared on the show during her 2008 presidential campaign, played a bartender named Val, who comforted Kate McKinnon's Clinton, who confesses her campaign concerns, particularly about Republican front-runner Donald Trump.

"I'm just so darn bummed," McKinnon's Clinton said. "All anybody wants to talk about is Donald Trump."

To which Clinton's Val replied: "Donald Trump. Isn't he the one that's like ‘Oh, you're all losers?'"

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Trump was also the focus of the show's cold open, in which the candidate was played by Taran Killam, who appeared alongside Cecily Strong's Melania Trump to reaffirm his stance on immigration.

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But it wasn't just the leading candidates for 2016 who were subject to parodies. The show also featured a commercial sketch for "Abilify for Candidates," which was intended for 12 Republican candidates with low poll numbers including Rick Santorum (Taran Killam), Mike Huckabee (Bobby Moynihan) and Jim Gilmore (Kyle Mooney).

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