Trump calls SNL spoof 'hit job,' calls for end of show

Posted 3:57 p.m. Sunday
Updated 3:59 p.m. Sunday

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to the Republican Hindu Coalition, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, in Edison, N.J. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

— Donald Trump has some choice words for "Saturday Night Live."

The Republican presidential candidate tweeted early Sunday morning that the show's skit depicting him this week was a "hit job." Trump went on to write that it's "time to retire" the show, calling it "boring and unfunny" and adding that Alec Baldwin's portrayal of him "stinks."

Saturday's show featured a send-up of the second presidential debate last held last Sunday at Washington University in St. Louis.

Baldwin, who retweeted Trump's critique, has been playing him on "Saturday Night Live" since its 42nd season kicked off a few weeks ago, with Kate McKinnon depicting Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.

Trump himself hosted an episode of "Saturday Night Live" last November.


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  • Linda Tally Oct 16, 9:59 p.m.
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    "Boring and unfunny" pretty well describes Trump, himself. He certainly seems to think he's the world's greatest any and everything.

  • Sam Nada Oct 16, 8:25 p.m.
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    Classic dictator mentality. The press is biased so he bans them from his rallies, entertainment and satire that offends him should shut down, threatens political opponents with jail when he's elected, suggests gun owners should do something to stop his opponent, falls behind in the polls and decides the election itself is "rigged" and he can only lose if there's cheating. All the ingredients for authorities like this sheriff calling for armed insurrection:

    Trump is more than dangerous.

  • Pete Muller Oct 16, 5:33 p.m.
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    What nonsense. Alex Baldwin plays a better Trump than the Donald does. although, the original is already really comical.

  • Charles Phillips Oct 16, 4:08 p.m.
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    He's right about that....the show is unwatchable compared to its former greatness..should just shut it down