Donald Trump slammed Alec Baldwin’s portrayal of him on Saturday Night Live after the show ridiculed his use of Twitter.
In a fresh feud with the show he hosted in November 2015, Trump took to his favorite medium to slam the sketch.
‘Just tried watching Saturday Night Live – unwatchable! Totally biased, not funny and the Baldwin impersonation just can’t get any worse. Sad,’ Trump wrote.
Just moments later, Baldwin shot back at Trump writing: [email protected], release your tax returns and I’ll stop. Ha.’
Just tried watching Saturday Night Live – unwatchable! Totally biased, not funny and the Baldwin impersonation just can’t get any worse. Sad
This week’s SNL showed Baldwin playing Trump in a security briefing but refusing to pay attention because he was so enamored with his Twitter.
‘Kellyanne, I just retweeted the best tweet. Wow what a great, smart tweet,’ Trump said as the show reminded it’s audience that the real Trump had retweeted a 16-year-old boy earlier in the week.
The skit began by poking fun at The Donald for retweeting a 16-year-old boy after CNN said he had no evidence that voter fraud occurred during the election.
As the scene opened on a school, a tweet text tone could be heard.
Aidy Bryant, playing a teacher, scolded a student, played by Pete Davidson for having his phone on, and he replied: ‘I’m sorry, Mrs. Leman, I think someone retweeted me.’
When Bryant asked who would ‘retweet some kid’, the show cut to Trump Tower where Trump, played by Baldwin, informed Kellyanne Conway, played by Kate McKinnon: ‘Kellyanne, I just retweeted the best tweet. Wow what a great, smart tweet.’
Two staff members reminded Baldwin’s Trump that they were in the midst of a security briefing, but he replied: ‘I know but this could not wait, it was from a young man named Seth. He’s 16, he’s in high school. And I really did retweet him, seriously, this is real.’
In a break from her performance as Conway, McKinnon panned to the camera and said of the real Trump: ‘He really did do this.’
The staff members begged Trump to get back on track, but his only focus was fawning over ‘Seth’s’ Twitter bio.
Conway tried to play the president-elect’s Twitter obsession as a tactic: ‘Okay, see, there is a reason Donald tweet sods much.
‘He does it to distract the media from his business conflicts and the scary people in his cabinet.’
The staff member, played by Kenan Thompson, said that makes sense, but Trump cut in replying: ‘Actually, that’s not why I do it. I do it because my brain is bad. But I promise I’m done retweeting, I’m ready to buckle down and get to work.’
A title card appeared on screen, explaining that two minutes had elapsed.
When the image returned, it showed a couple watching television in their living room as a woman complained that her husband wasn’t paying attention.
In a lampoon of Trump’s Twitter supporters, the man replied: ‘Hey, sorry, babe. You know I love to tweet. You see my new profile picture? A skull with two big guns through its head and the word “Infidel” above it.’
A moment later, the tweet tone is heard again and the man exclaimed that he had just been retweeted.
The camera cut back to Trump in Trump Tower singing Brittney Spears’ ‘Oops, I did it again’.
Begging Trump to get back to work, Conway said: ‘Mr. Trump. Please stop retweeting all these random real people. You’re not getting any work done.’
But Trump insisted that all of president Obama’s accomplishments were his own.
‘That’s not true. I was elected 25 days ago and already unemployment is at a nine-year low. Millions and millions of people have health care. And Osama bin laden is dead.’
Conway quipped: ‘Yes, he is dead. Just like my soul and all of my hair.’
Then the cast spoofed Trump’s real-life promise to ‘Drain the swamp’, with Baldwin exclaiming: ‘Next I’m going to do what I promised my whole campaign and I’m going to build that swamp.’
Conway asked if he meant he was going to ‘drain the swamp’ and ‘build the wall’.
‘That’s too many things. Just smoosh them together. Smoosh, smoosh,’ Trump said.
Next, in a fit of distraction, Trump asked if the picture he hates of himself was at the end of the table – but Conway said it was just a plate of mashed potatoes.
The aides tried to get Trump back on course, but then a screen showing the words ‘Two seconds later’ appeared.
The camera cut away to a dinner date, where a woman asked a man to ‘tell her about his Twitter bio’.
In a another jab at Trump’s supporters, the man said the bio claimed ‘Liberalism is a mental illness’ before a Twitter tone chimed and the camera cut back to Trump.
Trump celebrated ‘another great tweet’ before the staff members again implored him to pay attention.
‘This is an extremely dangerous world. Pakistan is increasingly unstable –‘ one aide said.
Conway reminded Trump that they ‘need to get moving because you have that dinner with Mitt Romney tonight’.
Trump asked if he ‘had to’ and when the aides said ‘yes’ he replied: ‘Can we at least have a picture of us together where he looks like a little b****?’
After the staff agreed, Trump asked where his chief strategist Steve Bannon was.
In walked Steve Bannon played by a hooded skeleton with a demonic voice, who said: ‘Sorry I’m late.’
Trump told him it was ‘OK’ before both turned to the camera to shout: ‘And live from New York it’s Saturday night!’
This isn’t the first time Baldwin and Trump have engaged in a war of the words on Twitter.
Last week, Trump tweeted that he was displeased with the show.
However, last week, Trump waited until the following morning to share that he wasn’t impressed with the show.
‘I watched parts of @nbcsnl Saturday Night Live last night. It is a totally one-sided, biased show — nothing funny at all. Equal time for us?’ Trump wrote.
But Baldwin wasn’t going to let Trump get the last word and he wrote back a series of tweets directed at the president-elect.
Baldwin said that Trump’s plea for ‘equal time’ is no longer relevant since he won the election.
‘Equal time? Election is over. There is no more equal time. Now u try 2 b Pres + ppl respond. That’s pretty much it,’ Baldwin’s first tweet read.
‘You know what I would do if I were Prez? I’d be focused on how to improve the lives of AS MANY AMERICANS AS POSSIBLE.
‘I’d be focused on improving our reputation abroad, including actually fighting for freedom and not just oil.
‘I would make every effort 2 retrain Americans so 2 cre8 jobs. 1 way u make America gr8 again is 2 put it back 2 work.
‘I would make appointments that encouraged people, not generate fear and doubt,’ he wrote in a string of tweets.