US President-elect Donald Trump criticizes the long-running late night television comedy revue
Donald Trump, Alec Baldwin Tweet Over Continuing ‘SNL’ Skits from ABC News
His tweet storms are now legendary – and no target has drawn more ire of late than Saturday Night Live, particularly with its portrayal of US President-elect Donald Trump in the form of actor Alec Baldwin who brings both an air of authenticity and his signature comedic genius to a role that some would consider difficult, if not impossible, to play.
Classroom Cold Open – SNL from Saturday Night Live
During an interview with Matt Lauer of the Today Show, President-elect Donald Trump responded to a question regarding the show’s tendency to provoke the new President on Twitter, who has called the show “boring and unfunny,” “totally one-sided,” and “biased,” among other things, and was asked directly by Matt Lauer if he could simply agree to “not watch” the show while serving as US President.
Trump responded: “Well, I hosted ‘SNL’ when it was a good show, but it’s not a good show anymore. There’s nothing funny about it. The skits are terrible.”
On Alec Baldwin’s portrayal of him: “I mean, I like Alec, but his imitation of me is really mean-spirited and not very good. I don’t think it’s good. And I do like him, and I like him as an actor, but I don’t think that his imitation of me gets me at all. And it’s meant to be very mean-spirited, which is very biased. And I don’t like it. So I can tweet that out.”
[LA Times – Trump says ‘SNL’ is ‘mean-spirited,’ even though he likes Alec Baldwin]
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