As McKinnon took to the stage to accept her award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series,ABC News’ Chris Donovantweeted a page from Clinton’s recently released memoir,What Happened, that mentioned McKinnon’s award-winning portrayal.
“She sat at a grand piano and played ‘Hallelujah,’ the hauntingly beautiful song by Leonard Cohen, who had died a few days before,” Clinton wrote of McKinnon’s cold open on “Saturday Night Live’s” first show after the Nov. 8 election.
“As she sang, it seemed like she was fighting back tears,” Clinton added. “Listening, so was I.”
Kate McKinnon wins Emmy. Here's how Hillary Clinton (in her new book) describes watching McKinnon play her the Saturday after electionpic.twitter.com/fcgbpSuSKo
— Chris Donovan (@chrisdonovan) September 18, 2017
Clinton included her reaction to McKinnon’s portrayal in the chapter titled “Grit and Gratitude.”
In her acceptance speech, McKinnon took a moment to thank Clinton for those same qualities.
“On a very personal note, I want to say thank you to Hillary Clinton for your grace and grit,” McKinnon said.
— Breaking News (@newnewspage) September 18, 2017
To watch the performance that made Clinton, McKinnon and “SNL” viewers fight back tears, watch the video below.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.