“The Truest Trump of All”: Donald Trump and the Social Ramifications of Saturday Night Live

Written December 2016 as the final project for Whitman College’s 300-level Film Theory class. A rumination on liveness and surveillance in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and its intersections with Saturday Night Live. The biggest star of Saturday Night Live this season is not the hilariously candid Leslie Jones, the first-ever Latina cast member Melissa Villaseñor, or the acerbic Michael Che from the show’s …