Don­ald Trump calls ‘SNL’ sketch ‘hit job’

Baltimore Sun - - ENTERTAINMENT - — Va­ri­ety

Alec Bald­win does not have a fan in Don­ald Trump. The Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial can­di­date ripped Bald­win in a tweet early Sun­day, bash­ing Bald­win’s im­pres­sion of him. He also ac­cused “SNL” of do­ing a “hit job” on him in its par­ody of the Oct. 9 town hall de­bate and claimed the me­dia is rig­ging the elec­tion.

“Watched Satur­day Night Live hit job on me,” Trump wrote. “Time to re­tire the bor­ing and un­funny show. Alec Bald­win por­trayal stinks. Me­dia rig­ging elec­tion!”

Bald­win has been por­tray­ing Trump since the start of the 42nd sea­son, which de­buted three weeks ago. On Satur­day’s show, “SNL” tack­led every­thing from Trump’s stage-stalk­ing of Hil­lary Clin­ton at the sec­ond de­bate to the sud­den fame of Ken Bone.

“Tonight, I’m go­ing to do three things,” Bald­win said as Trump in the cold open. “I’m go­ing to huff. I’m go­ing to puff. I’m go­ing to blow this whole thing ... ”

Trump’s com­ments are un­usual for a pres­i­den­tial can­di­date. In 2008, when Tina Fey was play­ing vice pres­i­den­tial nom­i­nee Sarah Palin in a se­ries of sketches, Palin may have not been pleased, but she did agree to do a cameo be­fore the elec­tion.

Trump hosted “Satur­day Night Live” last Novem­ber to protests and con­tro­versy.

WILL HEATH/NBC

Don­ald Trump (Alec Bald­win) and Hil­lary Clin­ton (Kate McKin­non) opened “SNL’s” 42nd sea­son Oct. 1.

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