Report: Trump tried to address Sic’s Justice Department on ‘SNL’ because he didn’t like being laughed at
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Donald Trump never showed a great sense of humor when he was the butt of the joke, but new information comes to light claiming he tried to abuse his power as president for going after late night comedy shows that made fun of him.
According to an account in the Daily beast, in March 2019, Trump watched an episode of “SNL” and was reportedly enraged at the way he was portrayed.
“It’s really amazing that shows like Saturday Night Live, no fun / no talent, can spend all of their time hitting the same person (me) over and over again, without mentioning ‘the other side’ too much,” he tweeted, before being kicked from Twitter for his role in inciting a mob to try to overthrow the government. “Like an advertisement without consequences. Same thing with the late night shows. Should the Federal Election Commission and / or the FCC look into this? “
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However, Trump was apparently not just asking a rhetorical question.
According to two people familiar with the matter, Trump had interviewed advisers and lawyers in early 2019 about what the Federal Communications Commission, the court systems, and – what is most confusing for some Trump lieutenants – the Department of Justice could do to probe or mitigate ‘SNL’, Jimmy Kimmel and other late night comedians, ”notes the Daily beast.
Since satire is firmly protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, Trump’s demands were not taken seriously.
“It was more annoying than alarming, to be honest with you,” one of the sources recalled.
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Following the report, Trump himself responded in a slamming “SNL” statement, Alec Baldwin (who has played Trump throughout his presidency) “and other late-night losers” as “total Fake News “, claiming that the story was” fabricated “.
He concluded by telling his “big lie” once again that the 2020 presidential election was “fraudulent,” as well as throwing a bone to delusional QAnon adherents who bizarrely believe he is going to be reinstated as as president in August, writing: “2024 or before! “
Trump issues a statement denying asking his DOJ to go after SNL. It then concludes the statement with “2024 or before!” – a nod to the idea that he could be reinstated (He cannot be reinstated) pic.twitter.com/C9NAytESCO
– Allan Smith (@akarl_smith) June 22, 2021