Has it touched a nerve?
Donald Trump has argued that Saturday Night Live should face legal action, after the iconic comedy show took aim at the US President once more last weekend.
The controversial Republican has been a frequent target on the show since he ran for election in 2016 – with Alec Baldwin performing a notorious and exaggerated version of the divisive politician.
The latest sketch, which aired on Saturday night, took a sharp seasonal twist. In a parody of It’s a Wonderful Life, Trump is seen losing the Presidency before he’s shown how his staff’s lives have dramatically improved since he left the White House. It’s also revealed that Melania has been granted a divorce from him, while Mike Pence pursues a career as a DJ once more.
However, it seems like Trump is failing to see the funny side once more.
“A REAL scandal is the one sided coverage, hour by hour, of networks like NBC & Democrat spin machines like Saturday Night Live,” Trump tweeted. “It is all nothing less than unfair news coverage and Dem commercials. Should be tested in courts, can’t be legal? Only defame & belittle! Collusion?,” he wrote.
One Twitter user responded: “Ha, did they touch a nerve?? SNL is hilarious!!”
Despite Trump’s protest against the show, he was more than happy to appear on it during his Presidential run. The show faced criticisms of “humanising” the President after he appeared in a segment that saw him dancing to Drake’s Hotline Bling.