Donald Trump has once again taken to Twitter to slam SNL over their latest sketch mocking the President-Elect, this time focussing on the ‘watersportsgate’ scandal.
Baldwin’s portrayal as Trump on the iconic US comedy show has proven a hit with audiences, but started a bitter feud with the future President Of The United States – with Baldwin even offering to sing ‘Highway To Hell’ by AC/DC at his upcoming inauguration.
This weekend saw SNL set-up the President and mock his first press conference, choosing to focus on the ‘golden showers’ and ‘watersportsgate’ scandal of unverified reports that Trump paid prostitutes to urinate in front of him – and alluding to Russian hacking and blackmailing him with an appearance from Vladimir Putin.
Naturally, Trump was less than pleased with the sketch, Tweeting: “@NBCNews is bad but Saturday Night Live is the worst of NBC. Not funny, cast is terrible, always a complete hit job. Really bad television!”
.@NBCNews is bad but Saturday Night Live is the worst of NBC. Not funny, cast is terrible, always a complete hit job. Really bad television!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 15, 2017
Trump denied the ‘golden showers’ reports, Tweeting: “Russia just said the unverified report paid for by political opponents is ‘A COMPLETE AND TOTAL FABRICATION, UTTER NONSENSE’. Very unfair! Russia has never tried to use leverage over me. I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH RUSSIA – NO DEALS, NO LOANS, NO NOTHING!
He continued: “I win an election easily, a great “movement” is verified, and crooked opponents try to belittle our victory with FAKE NEWS. A sorry state! Intelligence agencies should never have allowed this fake news to “leak” into the public. One last shot at me. Are we living in Nazi Germany?”
Last week, not only was a poll released showing what percentage of US citizens think Trump should delete his Twitter account, but both Rebecca Ferguson and Charlotte Church added their names to long list of artists refusing to perform at Trump’s inauguration – with Church slamming his as a ‘tyrant’.
Trump also took to Twitter to label Meryl Streep as “overrated” after she criticised him at the Golden Globes. However, it soon emerged that Trump was complimentary about Streep just two years prior. As Trump’s team struggle to find acts to perform at his inauguration, they claim that they’re looking for ‘soft sensuality’ rather than A-list performers. While Jennifer Holliday has pulled out and apologised to the LGBT community, they have however booked a Bruce Springsteen tribute band and Three Doors Down.