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Trump rails against ‘SNL’ after show airs a rerun

Aidy Bryant portrays White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, left, and Alec Baldwin portrays President Donald Trump during a past cold open for "Saturday Night Live," which received renewed criticism from Trump on Sunday morning.
Aidy Bryant portrays White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, left, and Alec Baldwin portrays President Donald Trump during a past cold open for "Saturday Night Live," which received renewed criticism from Trump on Sunday morning.(Will Heath/Associated Press)

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.

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:

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The Dec. 15 episode was among the highest-rated this season of “SNL.” You can watch the cold open below.


Isaac Feldberg can be reached by email at isaac.feldberg@globe.com, or on Twitter at @isaacfeldberg.