Donald Trump blasts 'hit job' on 'SNL' and Twitter happily responds

Donald Trump blasts 'hit job' on 'SNL' and Twitter happily responds

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2016%2f09%2f16%2f63%2fhttpsd2mhye01h4nj2n.cloudfront.netmediazgkymde1lza2.c97cfBy Adam Rosenberg2016-10-16 13:33:14 UTC

If you're Donald Trump and you're reading these words, follow this link. Everyone else: L-O-L.

The Republican nominee for president lit himself a brand, new dumpster fire on Sunday morning when he took issue with Saturday Night Live's latest "hit job," as he called it. Trump was probably referring to the weekend's cold open, which featured Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon in a send-up of the second presidential debate on Oct. 9.

Posting on Twitter, Trump called for the sketch comedy series' cancellation and reiterated his "the media rigged this election" argument — but stopped short of threatening the show with jail time. He also attacked Baldwin's impersonation, saying it "stinks."

That last point may be the biggest untruth of his 2016 campaign (then again, maybe not).

Watched Saturday Night Live hit job on me.Time to retire the boring and unfunny show. Alec Baldwin portrayal stinks. Media rigging election!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 16, 2016

Anti-Trump Twitter took note of the Sunday AM foot-stamping and gamely responded. Apparently, some voters feel that a comedy show's topical jokes are beneath the concerns and complaints of a U.S. presidential candidate.

Priceless. @realDonaldTrump now pissed at satire. Next? Gravity.

— ChristianChristensen (@ChrChristensen) October 16, 2016

@realDonaldTrump you seriously are responding to a skit on @SNLUpdate

— Boston Jimmy (@jim72182) October 16, 2016

@realDonaldTrump Grown Ass Man Shouts At TV Joke Show

— Michael Beveridge (@mickyb273) October 16, 2016

.@realDonaldTrump Didn't catch the name of the show, but you should be more angry about the buffoon portraying you last Sunday night.

— James Martin (@Pundamentalism) October 16, 2016

@realDonaldTrump And did you see Weekend Update? Not a word of it was true!

— Matt Peterson (@mattbpete) October 16, 2016

@realDonaldTrump I wish Alec Baldwin was running and not you

— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) October 16, 2016

.@realDonaldTrump I agree. You are a much funnier comedian.

— Mr Roger Quimbly (@RogerQuimbly) October 16, 2016

Topics: Donald Trump, Entertainment, Saturday Night Live, Television, Twitter

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