Tina Fey thinks President-elect Donald Trump’s recent behavior on Twitter is very unbecoming of the next President of the United States.
In the latest issue of The Hollywood Reporter, David Letterman interviewed Fey about a range of topics, including the former Celebrity Apprentice host’s recent “Twitter feud” with her “friend Mr. [Alec] Baldwin,” who plays Trump Saturday Night Live.
“At one level, it just makes me feel sick for the state of the world because it’s so beneath a president,” said Fey about Trump’s spats with Baldwin, “but also my feeling is: ‘You think you’re good at being a jerk on Twitter? You will now face the grandmaster of being a jerk on Twitter.”
The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt creator also said she thought it was a bad idea for Trump to demand an apology from the Hamilton cast. In November, cast member Brandon Victor Dixon read Vice President-elect Mike Pence a statement from the stage asking Pence to fight for the rights of all Americans; Trump viewed this as harassment.
“I thought, our president-elect is a chump of a manager because don’t put yourself in a position where you’re asking for something and you’re going to be told no,” she said. “I learned that from Lorne [Michaels]. You’re the president. You demanded an apology that you can’t get. Bad management skills.”
On Wednesday, Trump went on the TODAY show and explained why he’s been so critical of SNL on Twitter. “The skits are terrible. I mean, I like Alec, but his imitation of me is really mean-spirited and not very good. I don’t think it’s good. 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 meant to be very mean-spirited, which is very biased. I don’t like it. So I can tweet that out,” he told TODAY host Matt Lauer.
This past weekend, Trump complained about an SNL sketch focused on his tweets, by tweeting, “Just tried watching Saturday Night Live – unwatchable! Totally biased, not funny and the Baldwin impersonation just can’t get any worse. Sad.”