The feud between Donald Trump and ‘Saturday Night Live’ has reached new heights.
[NY Times] The show’s cold open on Saturday depicted Mr. Trump (portrayed by Alec Baldwin, as usual) retweeting various people while in a security briefing. As Mr. Trump fawns over the Twitter bio of a 16-year-old named Seth and retweets him, Kate McKinnon (playing Kellyanne Conway) breaks the fourth wall to look directly into the camera and address the audience: “He really did do this.”
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Ms. McKinnon’s Conway tries to explain Mr. Trump’s penchant for tweeting: “He does it to distract the media from his business conflicts and all of the very scary people in his cabinet.” But Mr. Baldwin’s Trump has another reason: “I do it because my brain is bad.”
The real-life Mr. Trump responded on Twitter just minutes after the skit was broadcast. He used similar language as he has in the past, calling the show biased and unfunny, singling out Mr. Baldwin’s impersonation of him. Mr. Baldwin fired back:
A separate skit covered Hillary Clinton’s recent hikes through the woods, in the form of an investigative docu-series called “The Hunt for Hil.”