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Theresa May gets the 'SNL' treatment, and the result is extremely odd

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Theresa May gets the SNL treatment, and they absolutely nail it

Prime Minister Theresa May has finally been deemed worthy of getting the Saturday Night Live treatment - and other than a slightly dodgy British accent, they did a pretty good job on her.

Played by Kate McKinnon, the fake Theresa copies a lot off the classic ‘Maybot’ characteristics from the real version, as she updates us on her Twitter spat with Donald Trump.

Trump tweeted May last week after the Prime Minister condemned him (albeit in fairly weak terms) for retweeting three anti-Muslim videos from the deputy leader of far-right nationalist group Britain First, writing: “Don’t focus on me, focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom. We are doing just fine!”

McKinnon’s May comes out fighting in the SNL sketch, stating: “The British people know I can give it as good as I get. I’m not afraid of a little social media fisticuffs.”

Theresa May gets the SNL treatment, and they absolutely nail it 1

The real Theresa

McKinnon seems to slip into a bad Borat impression at times, as she says: “When dealing with Trump, it’s more akin to stiff upper lip, stiff lower lip, stiff neck, arms, legs, and you pretty much playing dead.”

She continues: “I saw Trump’s offensive retweets and I’ve put that man on blast. Listen to this epic takedown: ‘It is wrong for the President to have done this’.

“Savage. Flame emoji. I am practically a troll now.”

Those are the words the real-life May used to condemn Trump last week - the first time she has spoken out against the President’s actions. Not exactly the most fighting talk, is it?

Things get weird as ‘Theresa’ goes on to say that the Twitter fight with Trump has made her ‘hard’, while staring creepily straight down the lens of the camera.

Watch the full sketch here:

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