Trump Says ‘Real Collusion’ Is Saturday Night Live Being Mean To Him, Demands ‘Retribution’

Trump Says ‘Real Collusion’ Is Saturday Night Live Being Mean To Him, Demands ‘Retribution’

President Trump began his Sunday morning with yet another tweetstorm, tossing out a series of grievances while patting himself on the back for week-old Rasmussen poll numbers. He also took time to rail against Saturday Night Live, which devoted its cold opening to skewering the president’s national emergency declaration.

And he called for action to be taken against NBC for airing the segment.

“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?” Trump tweeted. “Likewise for many other shows? Very unfair and should be looked into.”

He concluded by referencing the special counsel investigation of Russia election interference and potential coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian officials, writing “[t]his is the real Collusion!”

During last night’s broadcast, SNL lampooned the president’s Rose Garden national emergency announcement, featuring regular Trump impersonator Alec Baldwin. Besides mocking Trump’s declaration, the skit also took shots at the president’s recent physical exam results and Trump’s confrontation with CNN reporter Jim Acosta.

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.