AceShowbiz -“Saturday Night Live” kicked off its December 15 episode with another Cold Open dissing Donald Trump, and he was unsurprisingly unamused at it. Taking to Twitter on Sunday morning, December 16, POTUS slammed the Emmy-winning comedy show and was more than ready to take the issue to court.
The Cold Open itself was a parody of classic movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” called “It’s a Wonderful Trump”. It took viewers to see a world where Trump wasn’t elected as president. Reprising his role as the former TV personality, Alec Baldwin got a visit from Kenan Thompson‘s angel character who took him to a Christmas party where all of his affiliates were doing well because Hillary Clinton became the president instead of him.
For instance, Kellyanne Conway (Kate McKinnon) looked happier than ever because she was “no longer eaten from within by lies,” while Brett Kavanaugh (Matt Damon) never became a Supreme Court Justice. “Me on the Supreme Court? With my temperament? Are you insane?” Damon’s Kavanaugh asked. “But on the plus side, when I tell people, ‘I like beer,’ they find it charming and not like I’m threatening violence.”
Despite all the joy and festivities, Baldwin’s Trump still believed that the world needed him as a president. “Wow this night has put everything into perspective. I’ve had an epiphany,” he said. “The world does need me to be president after all.”
Following the broadcast, the real Trump responded to the sketch by taking shots at both “SNL” and NBC. “A REAL scandal is the one-sided coverage, hour by hour, of network like NBC & Democrat spin machines like Saturday Night Live,” he wrote on Twitter. “It is all nothing less than unfair news coverage and Dem commercials. Should be tested in courts, can’t be legal? Only defame & belittle! Collusion?”
NBC has yet to respond to the criticism.
It’s worth noting that this isn’t the first time Trump has come after the comedy show. Back in 2016, he accused the show of being a part of a larger media conspiracy aimed to prevent him from becoming president and criticized Baldwin’s portrayal of him. He even called for the FCC to take against NBC’s broadcast license.
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