Alec Baldwin played Trump, once again, during the five-minute skit. It featured “Trump” meeting with several officials as part of his transition.
The real Trump was obviously up late watching the show, although apparently only the part about himself. But that was enough to provoke another Twitter outburst.
This morning (Nov. 20) he was back on the social media site, broadcasting his annoyance at the performance to his 15 million followers.
“I watched parts of @nbcsnl Saturday Night Live last night. It is a totally one-sided, biased show – nothing funny at all. Equal time for us?” he Tweeted.
NBC, of course, is under no obligation to provide equal time to any politician. A Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rule requires equal time for candidates during an election. But that obligation ends at the ballot box.
In a Twitter response, Baldwin set the president-elect straight on that point.
“Election is over. There is no more equal time. Now u try 2 b Pres and ppl respond. That’s pretty much it,” he wrote on the social media site.
The skit opened with Trump (Baldwin) pacing nervously in his office, waiting to hold meetings with various officials to discuss his upcoming presidential agenda, presumably based on his campaign promises.
Real Trump, who has seesawed a various issues during his public career, seemed just as confused and ready to abandon his promises, because so many, such as putting coal miners back to work, will be impossible to keep.
In his first meeting, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is anxious to find out Trump’s “secret” plan to defeat ISIS, which he talked about frequently on the campaign trail.
After the meeting, Trump flips open his lap-top and Google’s “What is ISIS?”
“Oh my, 59 million results,” he exclaims.
He resorts to Apple’s information service Siri. “How do I kill ISIS,” he asks.
Oops, it’s a Blackberry phone.
Soon after, Vice President-elect Mike Pence arrives to scope out the incoming administration’s agenda, with a few caveats.
The Mexican wall is going to cost $25 billion. “Scrap it,” Trump replies.
Obamacare helped insure 20 million people and some of them like it. “Keep it,” Trump says.
Finding 11 million illegal immigrants is going to be hard. “Impossible, probably,” Trump harrumphs. “Forget about it.”
You get the picture. Check out the video below.
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