Ever try changing the channel? President-elect Donald Trump shared his thoughts on Alec Baldwin’s Saturday Night Live impression of the reality star turned politician during a Wednesday, December 7, interview with the Today show.
Trump, 70, told Today’s Matt Lauer that although he hosted SNL in 2015, he is now unimpressed with NBC’s long-running sketch-comedy show.
“I hosted SNL when it was a good show but it’s not a good show anymore,” the ex–Celebrity Apprentice host said. "Nothing to do with me, there’s nothing funny about it. The skits are terrible.”
Though Trump claims his negative opinion of the program is unrelated to Baldwin’s impersonations, he suggested that the 30 Rock alum’s spoofs are hurtful.
“I like Alec, but his imitation of me is really mean-spirited and not very good,” the real estate tycoon told Lauer, 58. “I like him as an actor, but I don’t think his imitation of me gets me at all, and it’s meant to be very mean-spirited, which is very biased. And I don’t like it.”
As previously reported, Trump was outraged when Baldwin poked fun at the business mogul’s frequent use of Twitter during the opening skit for SNL’s Saturday, December 3, episode. Ironically, he responded to the performance by tweeting. “Just tried watching Saturday Night Live - unwatchable!” he wrote. “Totally biased, not funny and the Baldwin impersonation just can't get any worse. Sad.”
When Lauer told Trump that he should stop watching SNL, the future POTUS continued to express his indignation with the show and even implied that it could be canceled.
“The way the show is going now and you look at the kind of work they’re doing, who knows how long that show is going to be on,” he said. “It’s a terrible show.”
“I think it’s going to be OK,” Lauer told Trump of the series, which first premiered in 1975, before switching to another topic.
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