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# the factor
Alec Baldwin adds Bill O'Reilly to his impression roster - then has him talk to Donald Trump
Saturday Night Live’s return from hiatus gave the viewing public two Baldwins for the price of one.

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AFTER A THREE week break, Saturday Night Live returned last night with Louis CK at the helm.

Everyone was waiting to see if Alec Baldwin would appear with his now legendary Donald Trump impression given the tumultuous few weeks just seen in US politics.

He appeared alright, but Baldwin was also playing controversial Fox News host Bill O’Reilly – who has had ads pulled this week following sexual harassment claims

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The move came after a report in The New York Times last weekend that O’Reilly and his employer paid five women $13 million to settle harassment or other allegations of inappropriate conduct by Fox’s star.

Baldwin went all in on the scandal.

The segment started off with just O’Reilly welcoming you to his show

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First of all, he addressed “the scandal that everyone has been talking about all week – a scandal no one thought I’d have the guts to address head on, but the shocking allegations of abuse of power that have been…”

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Oh.

“As you know, 60 of our sponsors have pulled their ads from the programme. No word as to why yet.”

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Just when you thought this was going to be an O’Reilly-only sketch, the split screen came up and Baldwin’s Trump joined the show.

It was two Baldwin impressions for the price of one

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They moved on to the topic of Trump’s defence of O’Reilly, calling him a “good person.”

“I’m more familiar with this case than, say, healthcare”

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“Thank you for stopping by the Factor, and keep up the good work”

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“Wait, is that a joke? A lot of people have been saying ‘keep up the good work’ but then I found that it was a joke.”

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And -scene-.

It was up there with a behind-the-scenes look at that Pepsi ad as the most talked about sketch of the night

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They have plenty of material to be working with these days.

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Written by David Elkin and posted on DailyEdge.ie

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