Former President Donald Trump released a statement slamming “Saturday Night Live’s” Alec Baldwin for having “no talent” in his attempts to imitate the Republican after a leftist media outlet accused him of trying to “stop” the late-night comedy show.
“The one who had what it took was Darrell Hammond,” Trump quipped in a statement.
Trump has been openly critical of Baldwin, a notoriously anti-Trump comic whose wife faked being a Spaniard for years, after he assumed the role of Trump in the infamous “SNL” sketches.
“Just tried watching Saturday Night Live – unwatchable! Totally biased, not funny and the Baldwin impersonation just can’t get any worse. Sad,” Trump tweeted on December 4, 2016.
Trump’s most recent insult came in response to an article published by The Daily Beast accusing the Republican of asking the Department of Justice to “stop ‘SNL’ from teasing him.” The article, which cites “two people familiar with the matter” who claim that Trump asked if the Federal Communications Commission or the DOJ “could do to probe or mitigate SNL, Jimmy Kimmel, and other late-night comedy mischief-makers.”
“The story that I asked the Department of Justice to go after ratings-challenged (without Trump!) Saturday Night Live, and other late-night Losers, is total Fake News,” Trump said. “It was fabricated, there were no sources, and yet the Lamestream Media goes with it.”
While Trump denies that he ever “confused the FCC rules,” he did stand by his previous comments about anti-Trump comic.
“With all of that being said, however, I do believe that the 100% one-sided shows should be considered an illegal campaign contribution from the Democrat Party, hard to believe I got 75 million votes (the most of any sitting President) despite all of that, together with a very Fraudulent Election. 2024 or before!” Trump concluded.