fbpx

Trump slams SNL for mocking his national emergency

Trump slams SNL for mocking his national emergency

There was one person who wasn’t pleased to see Alec Baldwin return to “Saturday Night Live” last night: President Trump.

After a few weeks away, Baldwin appeared as Trump in the show’s cold open mocking the president’s White House Rose Garden speech where he declared a national emergency in order to build his border wall. On Sunday morning, Trump tweeted, “Nothing funny about tired Saturday Night Live on Fake News NBC!” He also pondered how “networks get away with these total Republican hit jobs without retribution?”

In a follow-up tweet, Trump once again called the media “the enemy of the people.”

Baldwin replied on Twitter saying “Trump whines.”

On “SNL,” Baldwin’s nearly seven-minute faux press conference took aim at many of the president’s declarations.

“I’m here to declare a very urgent, important national emergency. This is a big one so I don’t want to waste any time. That’s why first I want to blow my own horn a little bit, OK?” Baldwin began before mocking Trump’s health exam and upcoming summit with North Korea.

“Let’s cut to the chase, folks: We need wall. OK? We have a tremendous amount of drugs flowing into this country from the southern border, or ‘the Brown Line,’ as many people asked me to call it,” Baldwin continued. “That’s why we need wall. Because wall works. Wall makes safe. You don’t have to be smart to understand that; in fact, it’s even easier to understand if you’re not smart. You all see why I need to fake this national emergency, right? I have to because I want to. It’s really simple.”

Trump told reporters Friday “I could do the wall over a longer period of time. I didn’t need to do this, but I’d rather do it much faster.”

Baldwin wrapped up the sketch by taking questions from the press. He poked fun at Trump’s tiff with CNN’s Jim Acosta, played by Kyle Mooney, who said statistics show that undocumented immigrants commit less crime than native-born Americans.

“Oh my God, Jim, those numbers are faker than this emergency,” Baldwin quipped. “In conclusion, this is a total emergency, a five-alarm blaze, which means I have to go to Mar-a-Lago and play some golf.”

6 PHOTOS

‘SNL’ recreates President Trump’s meeting with Kayne West

See Gallery

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — ‘Seth Meyers’ Episode 1749 — Pictured: (l-r) Chris Redd as Kanye West, Kenan Thompson as Jim Brown, Pete Davidson, Alec Baldwin as President Donald Trump during ‘Kanye Trump Cold Open’ in Studio 8H on Saturday, October 13, 2018 — (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — ‘Seth Meyers’ Episode 1749 — Pictured: (l-r) Kenan Thompson as Jim Brown, Chris Redd as Kanye West, Alec Baldwin as President Donald Trump during ‘Kanye Trump Cold Open’ in Studio 8H on Saturday, October 13, 2018 — (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — ‘Seth Meyers’ Episode 1749 — Pictured: (l-r) Chris Redd as Kanye West, Kenan Thompson as Jim Brown, Pete Davidson, Alec Baldwin as President Donald Trump during ‘Kanye Trump Cold Open’ in Studio 8H on Saturday, October 13, 2018 — (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — ‘Seth Meyers’ Episode 1749 — Pictured: (l-r) Chris Redd as Kanye West, Kenan Thompson as Jim Brown, Pete Davidson, Alec Baldwin as President Donald Trump during ‘Kanye Trump Cold Open’ in Studio 8H on Saturday, October 13, 2018 — (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — ‘Seth Meyers’ Episode 1749 — Pictured: (l-r) Chris Redd as Kanye West, Kenan Thompson as Jim Brown, Pete Davidson, Alec Baldwin as President Donald Trump during ‘Kanye Trump Cold Open’ in Studio 8H on Saturday, October 13, 2018 — (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — ‘Seth Meyers’ Episode 1749 — Pictured: (l-r) Musical Guest Paul Simon, Host Seth Meyers, Alec Baldwin in Studio 8H on Saturday, October 13, 2018 — (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

HIDE CAPTION

SHOW CAPTION

Megyn Kelly and Sarah Silverman are in a Twitter feud over the comedian’s profanity-laced Trump tweet

Amy Schumer fires back at critics of her stance not to do Super Bowl commercials in 2019: ‘I may have made a difference’

CBS paid Eliza Dushku $9.5M after she alleged Michael Weatherly sexually harassed her on the set of ‘Bull’

Post a Comment

#Follow us on Instagram