Donald Trump, a man who became a household name by being mean to unsuspecting schmucks on TV, has had it up to here with Saturday Night Live mocking him with its repeated parodies from fellow mean man Alec Baldwin.
In a Wednesday morning interview on Today, Donald Trump made his displeasure clear.
“I hosted SNL when it was a good show, but it’s not a good show anymore,” Trump began. “First of all, nothing to do with me, there’s nothing funny about it, the skits are terrible.”
Asked why Trump, the next leader of the free world, is spending time watching something he so clearly hates anyway—and was eager to host just a single year ago—the president-elect took aim at Baldwin.
“I like Alec, but his imitation of me is really mean-spirited and not very good,” he said. “I do like him, and I like him as an actor, but I don’t think his imitation of me gets me at all and it’s mean to be very mean-spirited, which is very biased and I don’t like it.”
Yes, that’s the same man who’s spent decades making degrading remarks about women’s appearances, calling them “slobs,” “fat,” and “ugly,” who smeared a former Miss Universe by claiming she had a “sex tape,” and who once bragged on tape that he often kissed women without their consent.
But sure, it’s Balwin’s boilerplate (and, admittedly, not very funny) Trump impression that’s “mean.”