President Obama slams Donald Trump over SNL diss
President Barack Obama thinks Donald Trump should relax a little bit.
The commander-in-chief on Thursday made fun of Trump’s criticism of Alec Baldwin’s impression of the Republican presidential nominee on Saturday Night Live, questioning if it was really something worthy of being worked up about.
“As Hillary [Clinton] points out, anybody that you can bait with a tweet is not someone you can trust with nuclear weapons,” Obama said at a Miami rally. “Anybody who is upset about a Saturday Night Live skit, you don’t want in charge of nuclear weapons.”
Obama didn’t leave it there. “No, I’m serious. This is a guy who, like, tweets, ‘They should cancel Saturday Night Live. I don’t like how Alec Baldwin’s imitating me,'” he said, wearing a grimace and miming angry texting. “Really? I mean, that’s the thing that bothers you, and you want to be president of the United States? Come on, man.”
How does Trump’s opponent, Clinton, think of Kate McKinnon’s take on her? She enjoys it — but Clinton ends up second-guessing her mannerisms.
“Her really dramatic impersonation of me does make me think, ‘Oh my gosh, did I roll my eyes? Lift my eyebrows?'” Clinton recently told PEOPLE. “My laugh, which has been noted since I was a little girl — ‘hearty’ is the way it’s often described — I see the exaggerated version of it and I do sometimes think, ‘Well, maybe I should just sort of back off from that.’ But then I forget and go on and just be what I’ve always been.”
Watch Obama’s remarks in the video below.