Nearly a year after hosting iconic comedy series Saturday Night Live, Donald Trump has turned the tables: he wants the show canceled.
After a third-week of lampooning at the hands of SNL, with Alec Baldwin earning raves as the businessman, Trump angrily took to Twitter, writing, “Watched Saturday Night Live hit job on me. Time to retire the boring and unfunny show. Alec Baldwin portrayal stinks. Media rigging election!”
The annoyed mogul has been at odds with satire of his personality before, though.
He’s been angered by Late Night host Seth Meyers, who showed Trump no mercy during the 2011 White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
Afterwards, Trump was not pleased with the jokes about his Obama birth certificate conspiracy, telling Fox and Friends, “I thought Seth Meyers — his delivery frankly was not good. He’s a stutterer.”
His latest rants have recieved criticism.
The most recent ordeal should be concerning to Americans, wrote Dean Obeidallah in a blog for CNN.
“We have a rich tradition of comedy shows skewering our politicians,” Obeidallah said. “I can’t recall any President or presidential nominee responding to a TV show mocking him or her by saying it’s time to take that show off the airwaves.”