With all that’s going on in the world—from climate change to wanton violence and political turmoil—I simply don’t have the energy to watch Saturday Night Live.
But President Donald Trump, who apparently has much more free time than most of us, is a regular viewer and critic of the show.
How else to explain Trump’s strange habit of taking to Twitter whenever the show skewers him? Trump did so again weekend, when the show mocked him with a rerun of an old Christmas episode based on the classic movie, “It’s A Wonderful Life.”
“It’s truly incredible that shows like Saturday Night Live, not funny/no talent, can spend all of their time knocking the same person (me), over & over, without so much of a mention of ‘the other side’,” Trump tweeted. “…Should Federal Election Commission and/or FCC look into this?”
After my jaw dropped at the president’s suggestion that a comedy show should be federally investigated for telling jokes, I found myself wishing I could watch Saturday Night Live as faithfully as Trump does.
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