Since Donald Trump was elected President, musicians have come forward in droves to speak out against him.
Now comedy sketch show Saturday Night Live – known for its political satire – has mocked one of Trump’s favourite habits: his tweeting.
In the sketch, Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon play Trump and his campaign manager Kellyanne Conway. Security officials are trying to brief Trump about Syria, but he just can’t stop retweeting things he’s seen on Twitter.
“He does it to distract the media from his business conflicts and all the very scary people in his cabinet,” says McKinnon, offering an explanation of why Trump can’t stay off Twitter. Baldwin’s Trump, though, has a simpler explanation: “My brain is bad”.
Predictably, the President-elect wasn’t amused, but he seemed not to see the irony in choosing Twitter as the platform on which to let SNL know he thought the show was ‘unwatchable’.
Just tried watching Saturday Night Live – unwatchable! Totally biased, not funny and the Baldwin impersonation just can't get any worse. Sad
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 4, 2016
It isn’t the first time McKinnon and Baldwin have played Conway and Trump on SNL. On November 19, the pair appeared in a sketch that saw Trump backtracking on the promises he’d made during his presidential campaign.