Donald Trump is taking his dislike for “Saturday Night Live” and its coverage of his administration to new heights with a fiery tweet that followed a rerun of the NBC sketch show over the weekend.
On Sunday, the president made his distaste for the political satire of “SNL” public once again by tweeting a scathing rebuke of its “one sided media coverage.” In addition to lambasting the comedy series, he touched on what he perceives as unfairness in terms of its coverage of politics while also floating the idea that the comedy is colluding with Democrats to make him look bad and is eligible for an investigation by the FCC.
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
The episode that Trump was seemingly reacting to was a rerun of a Christmas-themed episode from Dec. 15 which featured a sketch in which Alec Baldwin, reprising his role as the show’s go-to Trump impersonator, sees a world in which Republicans lost the 2016 election in the style of “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
This isn’t the first time that the president has discussed the idea of taking action against “Saturday Night Live.” He previously took a shot at the "It's a Wonderful Life" sketch in December.
The show is probably immune to an investigation because of its comedy label and is probably one of the reasons President Trump has taken no formal action.
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