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SNL Mocks Hillary’s 2016 Announcement: ‘Buckle Up America, Because The Clintons Are Back!’ [VIDEO]

Saturday Night Live had some fun with Hillary Clinton’s impending 2016 social media announcement.

During the show’s cold open Saturday night, SNL’s Kate McKinnon reprised her impression of the former First Lady alongside Bill Clinton, played by former SNLer Darrell Hammond.

“Oh my gosh, I don’t know if I have it in me. I’m scared,” the impostor Clinton said of her Sunday announcement before deadpanning. “I’m kidding. Let’s do this.”

Clinton, flanked by a staffer helping her record a video set to be released Sunday, made numerous attempts to film the right message.

“Citizens: You will elect me,” a crazed Clinton said in her first try. “I will be your leader.”

“Let’s stop there,” her staffer said. “Ma’am, I think you may be coming off as just a little hard.”

“Oh shoot. What part?” Clinton asked

“Um, sort of all of it,” the staffer responded.

On her third attempt, the former secretary of state was flanked by her husband, who couldn’t help but comment on the advancement of cell phone technology.

“Hillary would make a great president, and I would make an even greater First Dude,” the former president said.

“Hillary, isn’t it crazy that phones can take videos now?” the former president continued. “I mean, if they could have done that in the 90s, I’d be in jail.”

“Great Bill, I love jokes about that,” Hillary responded before trying to push him out of the video.

The former president added later on in the skit that he would actually be Hillary’s vice president.

“If anything happens to her, God forbid. I will happily be President of the United States again,” he said. “It’ll be Bill Clinton 2, bigger and blacker.”

“He’s joking America. My vice president, of course, will be me,” Hillary said.

At the end of the video, the soon-to-be candidate strayed off script, shouting “buckle up America, because the Clintons are back!”