Donald Trump blasts SNL's Christmas parody sketch on him, calls show 'Democrat spin machine'
Donald Trump is criticising Saturday Night Live on Twitter again the morning after a Christmas-themed spoof on the sketch-comedy show focused on him
President Donald Trump is criticising Saturday Night Live on Twitter again the morning after a Christmas-themed spoof on the sketch-comedy show focused on him. Trump on 16 December called SNL and NBC "democratic spin machines".
Last week's episode of Saturday Night Live opened with a sketch featuring Alec Baldwin, impersonating Trump, in a parody of the classic holiday film It's a Wonderful Life. The cold open showed Baldwin's Trump and what the world would be like without him as President.
In addition to Trump himself, the sketch also featured impersonations of his sons Eric and Donald Jr, wife Melania, former counsellor Kellyanne Conway and Special Counsel Robert Mueller, played by Robert De Niro.
Trump has often been critical of SNL and Baldwin’s portrayal of him, and has taken to Twitter in the past to express his frustrations, even getting into spats with Baldwin.
In his tweet Sunday, Trump wrote that coverage on networks like NBC is one-sided and suggested that it should be tested in courts.
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?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 16, 2018
This is not the first time Trump has slammed the show.
Earlier, he took specific aim at Baldwin's impersonation of him, calling it an "agony for those forced to watch".
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