President Donald Trump accused TV networks of teaming up against his administration on Sunday and questioned why shows like “Saturday Night Live” can take shots against him and other Republicans without “retribution.”
“Nothing funny about tired Saturday Night Live on Fake News NBC! Question is, how do the Networks get away with these total Republican hit jobs without retribution? Likewise for many other shows? Very unfair and should be looked into. This is the real Collusion!,” the president wrote on Twitter.
Moments later he drove the point home in an all caps tweet.
“THE RIGGED AND CORRUPT MEDIA IS THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!,” he wrote.
“Saturday Night Live,” which has targeted Trump and his administration in numerous skits, made light of his Rose Garden address last week when he announced he was declaring a national emergency on the southern border so he could build a wall.
Alec Baldwin, who has been impersonating Trump on the comedy show, called the emergency “fake” on Saturday night’s show.
“You all see why I gotta fake this emergency, right? I have to because I want to,” Baldwin said in the show’s opening segment. “It’s really simple. We have a problem. Drugs are coming into this country through no wall.”
He continued: “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 that smart.”
Baldwin also aped Trump’s sing-song delivery when during his Friday address the president predicted his emergency declaration would be met with legal challenges and have a tough time in the courts.
“I’ll immediately be sued and the ruling will not go in my favor and then it will end up in the Supreme Court and then I’ll call my buddy [Brett] Kavanaugh and I’ll say ‘it’s time to repay the Donny,’ and he’ll say, ‘new phone, who dis?’ And by then the Mueller report will be released, crumbling my house of cards and I can plead insanity and do a few months in the puzzle factory and my personal hell of playing president will finally be over,” Baldwin-as-Trump said.
He also made fun of the results of Trump’s physical released last week.
“I’m still standing 6-7, 185 pounds — shredded,” Baldwin said.
The physical found Trump was in “very good health overall,” but at 6-foot-3 and 243 pounds he has a body mass index of 30.4 which puts him in the category of obese.