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Donald Trump Calls SNL 'Totally One-Sided,' Asks for 'Equal Time' — Read Alec Baldwin's Response

Donald Trump took a break from prepping to be President of the United States by offering some Sunday-morning quarterbacking on this weekend’s Saturday Night Live — eliciting a prompt response from Alec Baldwin.

Hours after Baldwin in SNL‘s cold open portrayed Trump as a confused President-Elect who was walking back campaign positions and Googling “What is ISIS?,” Trump critiqued the sketch series (that he hosted one year ago) as unfunny and “totally one-sided.” He also suggested via Twitter, “Equal time for us?”

Within a half-hour, Baldwin responded to Trump’s inquiry by saying “[the] election is over. There is no more equal time.” Instead, he stated that from here on it is Trump’s role to “try to be President, and people respond. That’s pretty much it.”

Baldwin went on to further counsel Trump on how best to spend his time, saying he should be focused on “how to improve the lives of AS MANY AMERICANS AS POSSIBLE” and “improving our reputation abroad, including actually fighting for freedom and not just oil.” Also, “I would make [Cabinet] appointments that encouraged people, not generate fear and doubt.

“You want more advice, call me,” he said in conclusion. “I’ll be at SNL.”

Trump’s anti-SNL missive came on the heels of him responding to VP-elect Mike Pence’s theater-going experience on Friday evening, where the cast of Hamilton expressed on-stage its hope that Pence “will work on behalf of all of us,” after seeing a “wonderful American story told by a diverse group of men and women of different colors, creeds and orientations.”

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65 Comments
  1. Bella says:

    It’s so ridiculous and embarrassing that the POTUS is spending his time arguing with celebrities on Twitter.

    Obviously, he has nothing better to do with his time.

    • ninamags says:

      He ain’t potus yet.

    • H.H. says:

      It is so sad that Chump is crying MAN BABY TEARS over people saying things he doesn’t like. He claimed that he’s going to be president of ALL Americans, not just the ones who voted for him, and yet when those same people exercise their free speech at protests he cries “Very unfair!” When the cast of a play exercises their free speech and boo his VP he stomps his feet like a bratty child and demands an apology. And when a TV show he has hosted satirizes him the thin-skinned geriatric kindergartner boo-hoos and throws a hissyfit that the unequal representation is so unfair! If life was fair the candidate that got 1.5 million votes more than the man baby would be president-elect.

      You didn’t see Obama OR Bush whining on Twitter when people protested or SNL satirized them. Because regardless of what other faults they had at least they knew how to behave with dignity.

      • Angela says:

        Exactly.
        .
        The thing that really gets me the most about Trump’s rant over the ‘Hamilton’ thing on Twitter? The cast’s message wasn’t even targeted at him! It was targeted at Mike Pence! And much as I cannot stand Pence’s politics, I have to give him credit because he responded to the cast’s message in a significantly more mature manner than Trump is right now.
        .
        Trump’s picking fights over something that didn’t even involve him! That’s just…horrendously sad, and speaks volumes about how utterly ridiculous and pathetic the guy truly is. How do his supporters NOT see or get that?

      • maggie says:

        Trump ran as being a strong leader who can take out ISIS, yet the reality is that he’s a thin-skinned baby who can’t take even the smallest criticism or joke.

  2. Diane says:

    This is not the campaign any more…now he is simply interfering with free speech. There is no equal time. You got the presidency, we get to laugh at you.

  3. Katrinka says:

    Trump better put his big boy panties on. The more he complains about how it’s all so unfair, the harder SNL, comedians & the late night hosts will go after him. Clear your head dude…you’ve got 60 days until you’re the leader of the free world. As his supporters continually say, suck it up Buttercup.

    • Angela says:

      Yep. Pretty much sums it up.

    • Emme says:

      @Katrinka

      Well, if you want to get technical about it, it would be “suck it up, snowflake”, not buttercup. I find it ironic that people that banter “snowflake” around like it’s going out of style voted for one of the biggest ones the world’s ever seen.

  4. MarcNYY618 says:

    Lorne Michaels has addressed this issue before. He says one reason that they are so biased is because the right has a sense of humor and can laugh at these things, and the left has no sense of humor. So they can’t make fun of the left in the same way.

    • Angela says:

      ‘Cause Trump’s totally proving he’s got a good sense of humor with the way he’s reacting to people mocking him, right? To say nothing of the #BoycottHamilton hashtag and Trump Cups as a means of protesting Starbucks.that Trump’s supporters are trying to get going online.
      .
      If Obama or Clinton had behaved as childishly as Trump’s behaving now with his ridiculous Twitter rants, they would’ve been mocked just as much by SNL. Of that I have no doubt.
      .
      If Trump’s tired of being mocked, maybe he should start acting like a mature, decent, sane human being.

    • Ben says:

      A lack of humour knows no limits in politics.

    • Temperance says:

      I see that in reverse in the real world. The right is pretty much dead inside, which is how they can support heinous people like Trump and not want to off themselves. .

    • Anne says:

      I’m normally one to bash the right whenever the opportunity presents itself…..but I think the ability to laugh at ones self isn’t really limited to a political party. Many many left leaning people have a great sense of humour, but so do many people on the right.

    • H.H. says:

      When people protested Obama AND George W. Bush neither of them whined about how unfair it was. When people booed DIck Cheney and Joe Biden neither of them demanded an apology. When Fred Armisen, Jay Pharoah and Will Farrell satirized them on SNL you didn’t hear either of them crying MAN BABY TEARS! Because whatever other faults Obama and Bush had at least they had a shred of dignity that being leader of the free world demands, something that President-elect Man Baby does not comprehend.

    • A fan of TV says:

      Haha good joke. Really, really good joke. You missed the liberal bubble skit, obviously, and you made up an unsourced ‘fact’ without a quote source because you just came to troll. Get a less self-flaggelatting hobby, because no one is buying what you’re peddling here.

  5. Sarah says:

    Anyone who supports this nut case must really hate their country. He is beyond pathetic.

  6. Gina says:

    With SNL, John Oliver, Sam Bee and all the rest that aren’t going to pull punches when it comes to Trump, it’s already clear that this is going to be the norm for all 4 years (hopefully no longer).

    Trump is going to spend more time whining about the big bullies using mean words than he will use actually running our country.

  7. LADY_in_MD says:

    So it’s ok for him to continually over the past 8 years go after our current President but once it’s aimed at him he goes whinning about it on Twitter grow up Donald!

    • MMD says:

      Yep because, in his mind, the rules don’t apply to him. I have never seen such a thin skinned person in my life!!! He can dish it out but if you don’t believe the gospel according to Drumpf then you’re a loser, moron, failing, ……………………………….. whatever.

      Imho he and Pence are going to set your country’s advances back decades.

  8. Pamela says:

    It is going to be a long 4 years.

  9. drb999 says:

    Trump is a big giant orange baby. Always whining and crying like a brat who can’t get his way 24/7. His supporters claim he’s an alpha male but he’s not. He whines more than a toddler. Trump isn’t even a beta male. Suck it up or shut up, dummy.

  10. Jj says:

    We are in for a horrifying 4 years of pure fascism if the leader of the free world can’t handle a sketch comedy show and a polite statement from an actor directed at his VP.

    • Ben says:

      Freedom of speech was always my biggest worry with Trump, but as long as he spends his time complaining about it on Twitter and not legislating against it, we are all ok.

    • Bark Star says:

      He is not the “leader of the free world”. No american president ever was. Nor is the USA the leader of the free world. How can a country that elected a man like Trump be leading the free world ? You are not leading, you are trailing behind like a toddler who runs after its parents.

    • Polly Sigh says:

      We’ve survived the last 8 years of tyranny Obama style, we’ll survive this.
      BTW, don’t throw around “fascism” without knowing what it is. It will become as meaningless as “racism” is.

      • Ragg Tagg says:

        But throwing around “tyranny” is OK? A little perspective might be in order.

        • Polly Sigh says:

          “I’ve got a pen and a phone, and I will use them (to circumvent Congress ), ….and he has done so. How is that not tyranny?

          • Ragg Tagg says:

            Learn what real tyranny means. Study history. Learn about Pol Pot, Khan, Vlad III, Idi Amin, Hitler, Lenin…there are many, many others from ancient times to the day before yesterday. Millions of Jews, Armenians, Koreans, Chinese, Pols, Syrians and so many others murdered, tortured, enslaved. Your definition of tyranny might be a bit misguided. Perspective.

  11. Guest says:

    SNL have always made Democrats look better than republicans. It’s always been pro democrat so, if you don’t like it, don’t watch it lol

  12. Nan says:

    Hilarious…and I love Alec Baldwin more than ever!

  13. A fan of TV says:

    So if he wants equal time for ‘us,’ he doesn’t think the liberal bubble sketch covers it? What a thin-skinned man-child.

  14. AngelWasHere says:

    LOL! 4 years of this! I hope he doesn’t start an actual war with his whining. Idiot! #notmypresident

    • Bill says:

      He’s no ones president, he’s president elect right now. Keep up the crying that hilary lost

      • Temperance says:

        She didn’t lose. Trump’s also illigitimate.

      • maggie says:

        Hillary has almost 2 million more votes than Trump. People voted for her plans and ideas, not Trump’s. That Trump will become President is due to an outdated system put in place so that political elites could overturn the will of the people.

  15. Chuck says:

    He obviously did not watch the show since the first bit after the monologue took a pretty good swipe at liberals who want to live in a bubble where he does not exist.

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  17. Susannah says:

    Equal time of what? Making fun of democrats? The elections are over now, did he think they’d still be making fun of Mrs. Clinton or did he honestly think they’d start being deferential to him now that he’s president? I hope they bring this up Trump’s thin skin in a SNL sketch.

  18. ToyCannon says:

    Trump can have equal time, when the people in the USA get an equal vote.

  19. Quinn says:

    Alec Baldwin’s response is perfect. Couldn’t have been stated better. One sided? Like Fox News isn’t? Trump is smoking something with that comment.

  20. Chuck says:

    There’s a good way that Republicans can have equal time on TV–they could reestablish the Fairness Doctrine that Ronald Reagan did away with in 1987. It actually gave both sides equal time. If they don’t want to do that, then they should just shut up about it.

  21. Temperance says:

    Perhaps Trump needs to be isolated from the media except for a fraction of an hour a week. That’d make it ‘fair’. Pfft.

  22. Mark Waltz says:

    Equal time? He has four years; They have one late night weekend show. I think it’s unequal in favoring trump truck.

  23. Mai says:

    SNL is definitely one-sided, and decidedly very, very liberal. I used to watch it when I was in my teens and thought some skits were pretty funny, even when they poked fun of Catholics and Christians with church lady skits. But I do agree that SNL, as well as most TV Shows, should try to be more nonpartisan. Don’t get be started on the ethics of news outlets being so biased and one-sided.

  24. Ragg Tagg says:

    Can we assume Secret Service will take away his Twitter access when he takes office? (As they do, I think, with cell phones, computers, etc.)

  25. Ragg Tagg says:

    So many people seem to forget that SNL is SATIRE; it has no obligation to be unbiased, or to offer “equal time.” Satire pokes fun at things by EXAGERRATION, and pointing out the absurdity of events or people, and ironically this tends to shine the light of truth on things. The importance of satire throughout the history of freedom loving cultures is tremendous. If any administration attempts to limit or in any way impede this incredibly important tool of Democracy, then the country is headed for real trouble. (And Trump has said he wants to broaden the scope of litigation in cases of libel and slander.)

    If the satirists happen to find more inspiration from the absurdities of one side of the political spectrum, then that’s their prerogative. Another satirists may choose to use material from another viewpoint. The important thing, however, is to make sure that the material is clearly presented as satire, not masked as real news, such as some news organizations and pundits do. Unfortunately, too many people cannot tell the difference.

  26. Maybe YOU”LL be out by then, dork!

  27. Polly Sigh says:

    This is an echo chamber for the disgruntled and alt-left.
    .