Saturday 3 December 2016

Donald Trump slams Alec Baldwin's SNL skit - says media is 'rigging election'

Sasha Brady

Published 17/10/2016 | 08:58

Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump for Saturday Night Live
Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump for Saturday Night Live

Donald Trump is not impressed with Alec Baldwin's latest Saturday Night Live skit and claimed the media is 'rigging' the US presidential elections.

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The controversial Republican candidate has, until recently, displayed a good sense of humour when it comes to Baldwin's rather unflattering impersonations of him for Saturday Night Live.

But his mood soured over the weekend following the latest skit and tweeted to say it was "boring and unfunny" and he also noted that the comedy show is just the latest example of how the election is rigged.

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

During the skit, Alec Baldwin-as-Trump is asked about whether he likes kids and says, “I love the kids, okay? I love them so much I marry them.”

Baldwin-as-Trump is asked by a black man whether he can be a “devoted president to all the people.” He responds by calling the man “Denzel” and launches into an answer about violence in the inner cities, before issuing calls to put Hillary Clinton in jail: “She's committed so many crimes, she's basically a black.”

The real Trump didn't see the funny side and went on to write two more tweets about how the media was helping the Hillary Clinton campaign “by putting stories that never happened into news!”

"Polls close, but can you believe I lost large numbers of women voters based on made up events THAT NEVER HAPPENED. Media rigging election," he said.

"Election is being rigged by the media, in a coordinated effort with the Clinton campaign, by putting stories that never happened into news!"

Many people, including Father Ted writer Graham Linehan, hit back at Trump's claims with Linehan branding him a "big baby".

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