SNL Makes Fun of Trump’s Tweets, So He Tweets About It
Taking a page from its Sarah Palin coverage in 2008, Saturday Night Live skewered President-elect Donald Trump this week by simply describing real random Twitter users that he has retweeted recently. The soon-to-be most powerful man in the world actually responded to the routine late-night ribbing withing an hour of its airing, calling the show “unwatchable” and “sad.”
The sketch finds Kellyanne Conway (Kate McKinnon) and two security advisors desperately trying to get Trump to focus on a classified national security briefing, while he cannot stop retweeting users like a 16-year-old and a user whose profile is just an image of a skull with guns. The actors turn to the camera several times to remind the audience that this actually happened.
“Just tried watching Saturday Night Live – unwatchable!” wrote the President-elect. “Totally biased, not funny and the Baldwin impersonation just can’t get any worse. Sad”.
Alec Baldwin, who has been portraying Trump on SNL, responded that he would stop if Trump releases his tax returns.
The sketch also alluded to the debate over why Trump tweets so much: Some say it is a sign he is easily distracted and thin-skinned, while others say it cleverly distracts from the horrible things he does.