SNL: Alec Baldwin responds to Donald Trump's slam of the show
Trump tweeted early Sunday morning, “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?”
Baldwin responded with a series of tweets that began with, “Equal time? Election is over. There is no more equal time. Now u try 2 b Pres + ppl respond. That’s pretty much it.”
He continued, “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.”
As a final stinger, he tacked on, “I could go on. You want more advice, call me. I’ll be at SNL.”
SNL enlisted Baldwin to impersonate Trump in September, and he returned to the show multiple times to reprise the role throughout the Republican nominee’s presidential campaign.
Trump, who hosted the late-night sketch comedy show in November, previously slammed the show for a Baldwin-heavy debate sketch. “Watched Saturday Night Live hit job on me,” he tweeted at the time. “Time to retire the boring and unfunny show. Alec Baldwin portrayal stinks. Media rigging election!”
The actor has previously opened up about his impersonation, saying, “I don’t hate Trump, but he’s not somebody I admire, so it was more difficult.”