Trump condemns SNL again, after Alec Baldwin made a spoof on him
Donald Trump slammed Alec Baldwin’s portrayal of him on Saturday Night Live after the show ridiculed his use of Twitter. In a fresh feud with the show he hosted in November 2015, Trump took to his favorite medium to slam the sketch. ‘Just tried watching Saturday Night Live – unwatchable! Totally biased, not funny and the Baldwin impersonation just can’t get any worse. Sad,’ Trump wrote. Just moments later, Baldwin shot back at Trump writing: ‘@realDonaldTrump, release your tax returns and I’ll stop. Ha.’ Baldwin also retweeted additional disparaging remarks about Trump early Sunday morning.
This week’s SNL showed Baldwin playing Trump in a security briefing but refusing to pay attention because he was so enamored with his Twitter. ‘Kellyanne, I just retweeted the best tweet. Wow what a great, smart tweet,’ Trump said as the show reminded its audience that the real Trump had retweeted a 16-year-old boy earlier in the week. The skit began by poking fun at The Donald for retweeting a 16-year-old boy after CNN said he had no evidence that voter fraud occurred during the election.
As the scene opened on a school, a tweet text tone could be heard. Aidy Bryant, playing a teacher, scolded a student, played by Pete Davidson for having his phone on, and he replied: ‘I’m sorry, Mrs. Leman, I think someone retweeted me.’ When Bryant asked who would ‘retweet some kid’, the show cut to Trump Tower where Trump, played by Baldwin, informed Kellyanne Conway, played by Kate McKinnon: ‘Kellyanne, I just retweeted the best tweet. Wow, what a great, smart tweet.’
Two staff members reminded Baldwin’s Trump that they were in the midst of a security briefing, but he replied: ‘I know but this could not wait, it was a young man named Seth. He’s 16, he’s in high school. And I really did retweet him, seriously, this is real.’ Conway tried to play the president-elect’s Twitter obsession as a tactic: ‘Okay, see, there is a reason Donald tweet sods much. ‘He does it to distract the media from his business conflicts and the scary people in his cabinet.’ The staff member, played by Kenan Thompson, said that makes sense, but Trump cut in replying: ‘Actually, that’s not why I do it. I do it because my brain is bad. But I promise I’m done retweeting, I’m ready to buckle down and get to work.’
In a lampoon of Trump’s Twitter supporters, the man replied: ‘Hey, sorry, babe. You know I love to tweet. You see my new profile picture? A skull with two big guns through its head and the word “Infidel” above it.’ A moment later, the tweet tone is heard again and the man exclaimed that he had just been retweeted. The camera cut back to Trump in Trump Tower singing Britney Spears’ ‘Oops, I did it again’.
Begging Trump to get back to work, Conway said: ‘Mr. Trump. Please stop retweeting all these random real people. You’re not getting any work done.’ But Trump insisted that all of President Obama’s accomplishments were his own.
‘That’s not true. I was elected 25 days ago and already unemployment is at a nine-year low. Millions and millions of people have health care. And Osama bin Laden is dead.’ Conway quipped: ‘Yes, he is dead. Just like my soul and all of my hair.’
Then the cast spoofed Trump’s real-life promise to ‘Drain the swamp’, with Baldwin exclaiming: ‘Next I’m going to do what I promised my whole campaign and I’m going to build that swamp.’ Conway asked if he meant he was going to ‘drain the swamp’ and ‘build the wall’. ‘That’s too many things. Just smoosh them together. Smoosh, smoosh,’ Trump said.
‘I can’t start without Steve Bannon,’ Trump said. In walked Steve Bannon played by a hooded skeleton with a demonic voice, who said: ‘Sorry I’m late.’ Trump told him it was ‘OK’ before both turned to the camera to shout: ‘And live from New York it’s Saturday night!