This week’s Saturday Night Live cold open may be the best one yet, and mainly because of Donald Trump’s record Twitter response time! He really just makes it too easy!
Trump’s Twitter habits have become the stuff of legend. He just can’t stop! His obsession is so blatantly obvious that SNL had to point it out, and what does Trump do? That’s right – he TWEETS about it!
Tonight’s episode starts off in a very appropriate place — a high school classroom — where a student can’t seem to focus on his studies because Trump just randomly retweeted one of his posts. Meanwhile, in a security briefing with State Department personnel, Trump is so distracted by his Twitter account that he completely ignores their warnings about Syria.
When asked why he can’t stop Tweeting random people and pay attention to the issues at hand, Kellyanne Conway (played by Kate McKinnon) answers for him:
There’s a reason why Mr. Trump tweets so much. He does it to distract the media from his business conflicts and all the very scary people in his cabinet.”
To which Trump replies:
“Actually, that’s not why I do it,” Trump said. “I do it because my brain is bad.”
Watch the video below:
The funniest part about this sketch is not actually what took place in it, but what happened almost immediately after it aired. Trump took to Twitter to voice his disgust with how terrible and “unwatchable” the show is.
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
Alec Baldwin must have been expecting this midnight tweet from Trump, because he shot one right back.
Release your tax returns and I’ll stop.
— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) December 4, 2016
I doubt that Trump can top that, but we certainly hope that he’ll try!
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