Donald Trump Tweets That 'SNL' 'Should Be Tested In Courts'

Deanna Kelley
December 20, 2018

Camerota also noted that the president labeled the comedy show as a news show in his tweet. 'What are those things on their faces?'

Alec Baldwin returned to Saturday Night Live to reprise his now infamous Trump impression, which the president does not enjoy.

He even suggested that the nature of their content "should be tested in courts", in the latest of his threats to take legal action against media outlets.

He didn't actually say, though, who would eventually replace the president once he's out of office.

Following the broadcast, the real Trump responded to the sketch by taking shots at both "SNL" and NBC. Stiller's Cohen exclaimed. "And I'll see you tomorrow at the opening of Trump Tower Moscow!" As his guardian angel (Kenan Thompson) assures him, "You can still say the same stuff, 'build the wall, ' 'bring back coal, ' but you don't have to deal with the fact that all your ideas are impractical or insane". It was a riff on It's a Wonderful Life, with The Donald (Alec Baldwin) seeing what the world would be like if he hadn't won if the Electoral College hadn't named him president despite him losing the popular vote. "I've made so much money working for so many awesome companies, like Facebook, and Ashley Madison, and the Romaine Lettuce Association". He questioned the legality of what he called "unfair news coverage" on certain TV networks.

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You can imagine why Trump would be enraged by all this, and unsurprisingly, he logged on to his favorite website, Twitter, to express his anger.

De Niro's appearance as special counsel Robert Mueller was the nail in the coffin, as he joked about investigating "some idiot for treason".

While the sketch offered many insights into the troubling workings of the President, it missed one key point.

As The Week reported, USA courts hold a high standard for defamation, and freedom of expression under the First Amendment broadly allows criticism of anyone, leaders included.

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