Trump rails against ‘SNL’ after show airs a rerun
President Trump started his Sunday morning by once again railing against “Saturday Night Live” for telling jokes at his expense.
In a pair of tweets, Trump accused the popular sketch comedy series of “collusion with the Democrats and, of course, Russia” while appearing to suggest the federal government “look into” its tongue-in-cheek skewering of him and his presidency.
“SNL” aired a repeat this week; the show isn’t due for a new episode until March 30, when Sandra Oh will host with musical guest Tame Impala.
It’s truly incredible that shows like Saturday Night Live, not funny/no talent, can spend all of their time knocking the same person (me), over & over, without so much of a mention of “the other side.” Like an advertisement without consequences. Same with Late Night Shows......— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 17, 2019
....Should Federal Election Commission and/or FCC look into this? There must be Collusion with the Democrats and, of course, Russia! Such one sided media coverage, most of it Fake News. Hard to believe I won and am winning. Approval Rating 52%, 93% with Republicans. Sorry! #MAGA— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 17, 2019
This marks the second time Trump has voiced disapproval of “SNL” the morning following this specific episode. The rerun, of the show's Dec. 15 installment, featured a black-and-white cold open sketch called “It’s A Wonderful Trump” that imagined a world in which Trump never became president. At the time, Trump also questioned whether the show’s continued satirization of his presidency constituted “collusion,” tweeting:
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
The Dec. 15 episode was among the highest-rated this season of “SNL.” You can watch the cold open below.