Trump Broods: How Can SNL Air ‘Total Republican Hit Jobs’ Without ‘Retribution?’

US President Donald Trump speaks about a state of emergency from the Rose Garden of the White House February 15, 2019 in Washington, DC. - President Donald Trump, repeating his claim that "walls work," announced that... US President Donald Trump speaks about a state of emergency from the Rose Garden of the White House February 15, 2019 in Washington, DC. - President Donald Trump, repeating his claim that "walls work," announced that he will declare a national emergency in order to build a barrier on the US-Mexico border without funding from Congress. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
|
February 17, 2019 10:01 am
JOIN TPM FOR JUST $1

President Donald Trump on Sunday morning seethed about the “total Republican hit jobs” that aired on Saturday Night Live a few hours prior, wondering aloud about how the show could broadcast that material “without retribution.”

It appeared Trump was referring to SNL’s most recent cold open, which showed Alec Baldwin satirizing the President’s off-the-walls press conference from the White House Rose Garden on Friday, in which Trump said he would declare a national emergency to collect more funds for border wall construction than Congress appropriated.

Comments
Masthead Masthead
Editor & Publisher:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Senior Editor:
Special Projects Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Reporter:
Newswriters:
Front Page Editor:
Editor at Large:
General Manager & General Counsel:
Executive Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Publishing Associate:
Front-End Developer:
Senior Designer: