Minimizing all of the scandals that have plagued his administration this past week, Trump tweeted, "A REAL (sic) scandal is the one sided coverage, hour by hour, of networks like NBC and Democrat spin machines like 'Saturday Night Live.'"
He went on to call the network's news coverage "unfair" and its programming Democrat commercials. "Should be tested in courts, can't be legal?" he wrote. "Only defame and belittle! Collusion?"
A REAL scandal is the one sided coverage, hour by hour, of networks like NBC & Democrat spin machines like Saturday Night Live. 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?
It's pretty classic deflection, trying to redirect the word "collusion" into not only having nothing to do with Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, but also painting Trump as a victim of it.
"Saturday Night Live" kicked off its holiday episode with a parody of "It's a Wonderful Life," which checked in on various Trump administration officials in a world where he never ascended to the presidency. In every case, they were far happier in these lives than the ones they have in reality.
Sure, Ben Stiller's Michael Cohen was still a criminal, but he was a joyful one, while Melania had long-since divorced Trump, losing her accent and launching a real estate empire. If he could do it, she figured, so could she. You can check out that sketch below:
This isn't the first time the president has attacked "SNL" or Alec Baldwin's impression of him. His most recent attack came after Kanye West's controversial pro-MAGA appearance, where Trump again called it a "political ad for the Dems," tweeting that West was great and said he was "leading the charge."
Kenan Thompson said West held the cast "hostage" after the show so he could publicly trumpet his praise and support of Donald Trump. This came just a few months after another pro-Trump rant on TMZ. After his wild appearance at the White House, West has withdrawn from the political fray saying that he feels he was used and manipulated, per TMZ.
As expected, Trump's tweet lit up the Twitterverse, though not always with the kind of support he was looking for, with many pointing out that there is nothing illegal about satire in the United States, even if he doesn't like it:
Dafaming - like calling for your political opponent to be jailed. Or all the people you call an idiot. It's free speech like the thousands of lies you tell. SNL is a comedy. Get over it. Stop watching TV and do some real work.
Clearly you do not know the definition of collusion but I'm pretty sure you might be learning it in the coming weeks/months. There is no scandal or anything unfair or illegal about #SNL - you just might not like it, and that's just the way life goes, kinda like we're stuck w/ u