It’s Sunday so naturally the leader of the free world is busy resting and reviewing important documents so he can be prepared to lead our country and make vital decisions in the week ahead….Just kidding he’s freaking out about a rerun of SNL that aired last night.
In his weekly SNL meltdown Trump bashed the program for “knocking” him “over & over” without mentioning “the other side.” He also echoed his previous, chilling remarks about how the show should face “retribution” by saying SNL was like “an advertisement without consequences.”
It’s truly incredible that shows like Saturday Night Live, not funny/no talent, can spend all of their time knocking the same person (me), over & over, without so much of a mention of “the other side.” Like an advertisement without consequences. Same with Late Night Shows......— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 17, 2019
Then he got specific, wondering whether shows that make fun of him should be investigated for “collusion” with the Democrats and “of course Russia!”
Trump echoing the same charges being made against him suggest this is apparently both a rant and his version of a joke. Might want to leave it to the professionals there buddy.
....Should Federal Election Commission and/or FCC look into this? There must be Collusion with the Democrats and, of course, Russia! Such one sided media coverage, most of it Fake News. Hard to believe I won and am winning. Approval Rating 52%, 93% with Republicans. Sorry! #MAGA— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 17, 2019
But ranting about SNL for the umpteenth time was just Trump’s warm up act. He then segued into talking about the Steele dossier and beating up on his favorite deceased target, John McCain.
Report: Christopher Steele backed up his Democrat & Crooked Hillary paid for Fake & Unverified Dossier with information he got from “send in watchers” of low ratings CNN. This is the info that got us the Witch Hunt!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 17, 2019
Amazingly he couldn’t resist a remark about McCain’s academic record from his naval academy, calling him “last in his class,” despite it now being known that Trump threatened his own alma mater not to release his (likely terrible) grades.
So it was indeed (just proven in court papers) “last in his class” (Annapolis) John McCain that sent the Fake Dossier to the FBI and Media hoping to have it printed BEFORE the Election. He & the Dems, working together, failed (as usual). Even the Fake News refused this garbage!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 17, 2019
The POTUS’s ongoing feud with both a comedy show and a dead man almost made the inevitable roasts too easy.
“Thin-skinned authoritarians and aspiring autocrats can’t stand being the butt of a joke. They despise comedy. They lash out against it. For them, nothing can be worse than having people laugh at you. Trump is no different.” https://t.co/KWHXnL5Hnf— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) March 17, 2019
It’s certainly in no way deeply sad that you react more strongly to being made fun of by comedy shows than you do to White Nationalism, climate change, or attempts by America’s greatest enemy to hack our democracy.— Brian Stack (@BrianStack153) March 17, 2019
Shut up bitch, Flint MI still needs clean water and you're worried about some people making fun of you! ?? Trash ass https://t.co/ysobMYJQA1— Noah Sample (@nsample80) March 17, 2019
It's truly incredible (not really) that 45 is more concerned about his portrayal on SNL than the spread of white nationalism that he has contributed to. #resist #putyourbigboyspantson #Narcissist https://t.co/wu3ZTLj7xw— Thuy Cooper (@thuy1920) March 17, 2019
Someone, please, take away his phone. We all need at least one day of rest. https://t.co/TQgHGcRtEc— Karen Compton (@karenfrankies) March 17, 2019
As many pointed out last night’s SNL wasn’t even a new episode. Trump was freaking out about a re-run.
From SNL to John McCain, the president is really mad about things that were not live last night— Chase Mitchell (@ChaseMit) March 17, 2019
There wasnt even a new SNL last night. This guy is petty as f**k. https://t.co/ocOSUTSVyR— Greg Sarafan, Esq (@GSarafan) March 17, 2019
It was a re-run. https://t.co/Gkn9of0eZE— Jennifer Hayden (@Scout_Finch) March 17, 2019
Re runs never die. Thank you for providing sweet entertainment for us all, forever preserved by reruns. Behind all the horror that is your presidency, we find comfort and support and laughter in all the comedy ops you provide. Dont like it? Change your filter https://t.co/tLRL5nU0AK— Maureen Lasher (@maureen_lasher) March 17, 2019
Does Donald Trump know that it was a rerun? https://t.co/jwKu5GQOSG— Edward Hardy (@EdwardTHardy) March 17, 2019
The president of the United States is watching reruns and tweeting criticism about them— R. S. S. (@_R_S_S_) March 17, 2019
This is not a scene from Network or Truman Show. This is not a scene from any Hollywood movie. This is reality under the leadership of a reality show celebrity.https://t.co/iWOCx1zTt0
The president is mad at a rerun https://t.co/mST6qkqJ0D— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) March 17, 2019
It’s amazing that none of the reports we’ve gotten on Donald Trump’s health have mentioned his medically worrying thin skin condition.
Every single President since #SNL began has been impersonated on the show. Democrat, Republican, doesn't matter.— Jordan Davidson (@jordangeville) March 17, 2019
Will Ferrell used the nonsense word "strategery" while impersonating George W. Bush. Bush embraced it and even started using the word himself in meetings. https://t.co/YcbKpT5nMI
They're making proper use of the same first amendment you try hiding behind when you tell your supporters to beat up protesters and reporters.— Elliott Kalan (@ElliottKalan) March 17, 2019
It was a rerun. If you'd ask Putin, I bet he'd wish he picked a smarter individual. https://t.co/vMMnuIfqW5— Aaron (@TheSarcasmShow) March 17, 2019
Oh shit he's onto us. Quick everybody, emergency meeting in the Late Night wing of the Soros tunnels https://t.co/3xYTBoMFLw— Melinda Taub (@MelindaTaub) March 17, 2019
There's a lot that amazes me about Donald Trump. But that he -- a New Yorker -- pretends he could be President without constant mocking from SNL never ceases to puzzle me. https://t.co/SqxF4R1W66— emptywheel (@emptywheel) March 17, 2019
Crybaby. https://t.co/97NUqfb0Dm— #BlackWomenForBernie2020 (@LostDiva) March 17, 2019
Note the use of the word "consequences." Trump doesn't just whine about SNL; he's also raised the prospect of "retribution" against comedy shows that hurt his feelings. https://t.co/HeqlGwDmhV https://t.co/OX2I6w0e8P— Steve Benen (@stevebenen) March 17, 2019