Donald Trump slams Saturday Night Live again, calls show 'totally one-sided' and 'biased' despite hosting a year ago

The President-elect wrote on Twiiter: 'Nothing funny at all'

Jack Shepherd
Sunday 20 November 2016 16:17
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Donald Trump really doesn’t like this season of Saturday Night Live.

Before being anointed President-elect of the United States, he said Alec Baldwin’s impression ‘stinks,’ adding it was “time to retire the boring and unfunny show.”

Once again, the Republican has taken issue with the NBC show, calling it “totally one-sided” and “biased” while saying it offers “nothing funny at all.”

Of course, Trump has hosted the show twice before, once in 2004 and once in 2015, the latter appearance criticised for ‘humanising’ the controversial then-Republican candidate.

During the course of last night’s show, Baldwin returned to impersonate Trump, having been a no-show the week before. In the opening sketch, the actor made fun of Trump’s cabinet appointments, his meeting with Mitt Romney, and Mike Pence being booed at a showing of Hamilton. Watch it here.

Meanwhile, the real Donald Trump recently accused the cast of Hamilton of harassing Pence after they made a diversity plea to the VP-elect. During the following night’s performance, one of the President-elect’s supporters interrupted one song, shouting abuse at the cast.

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