Published: Thu, December 20, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Rick Owen

SNL missed how 'wonderful' Trump has made America

SNL missed how 'wonderful' Trump has made America

On "New Day" Monday morning, Camerota and co-host John Berman addressed Trump's "SNL" tweet, which the president tweeted the morning after the show aired.

Although SNL's skit was humorous and hard-hitting, Trump lashed back.

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.

This week's cold open imagined what Washington might be like right about now if Trump had not won the presidency in 2016, with Alec Baldwin returning to deliver his signature mouth-squinch as the POTUS in the It's a Wonderful Life-themed black-and-white short guided by Kenan Thompson's Clarence the Angel.

While Trump's point may have actually held legal weight in the 20th century, the The Fairness Doctrine, which required that TV and radio stations devote some of their programming to conroversial public issues and give airtime to opposing views on said issues, was abolished in 1987.

It appears President Donald Trump has had enough of Saturday Night Live's countless jokes about him. It took viewers to see a world where Trump wasn't elected as president.

Saturday Night Live began its final episode of 2018 with a Trump sketch, because of course it did. Melania Trump (Cecily Strong) says she got divorced, improved her English and launched a real estate empire. His press secretary Sarah Sanders, played by Aidy Bryant, now did public relations for Facebook, dating site Ashley Madison and "the romaine lettuce association".

So what is this really about, besides Trump's goal to use "collusion" to refer to as many creative scenarios as possible other than his presidential campaign?

"I've had an epiphany", says Trump. And Hillary Clinton would be president, all her private emails turning out to be nothing more than Bed Bath & Beyond coupons. Michael Pence (Beck Bennett) became a DJ.

"Alec Baldwin, whose dying mediocre career was saved by his awful impersonation of me on SNL, now says playing me was agony". Matt Damon also made an appearance again as Brett Kavanaugh, who is free to party as much as he likes now that he is not a Supreme Court Justice.

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