Trump Openly Calls For “Retribution” After A Fairly Tame Take-Down By ‘SNL’

US President Donald Trump is now openly calling for “retribution” against sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, tacitly admitting that Alec Baldwin‘s middling impression is capable of unsettling one of the most powerful people on Earth.

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NBC‘s comedy flagship took aim at Trump’s extraordinary decision to call a national emergency, a move he took to sidestep Congress‘ refusal to hand over billions of dollars in funding for his promised border wall.

The sketch featured Baldwin’s pouting version of the president, which appears to have become nuanced over the past couple of years (at least, it’s not just yelling and scowling anymore).

In turn, Trump – who should probably have more pressing concerns over his weekends than bursting a blood vessel in his forehead while watching TV – questioned why Shows like SNL “get away with these total Republican hit jobs without retribution?”

There was also a hint of projection with his claim “this is the real Collusion!”, a reference to the ongoing investigation into the possibility that Trump’s election campaign worked with foreign interests to swing the election in his favour.

Then, the very Not Mad president extruded this nugget:

He also posted a select few clips from his actual speech, but avoided re-sharing the part where he said “I didn’t need to do this. But I’d rather do it much faster,” in regards to his contentious national emergency declaration.

Don’t get it wrong: SNL is hardly the most ferocious satire out there, and the end of Trump’s leadership won’t come due to a variety programme.

Still, this particular chunk of syllables does suggest an increased desire to censor critical coverage of his policies – even if that criticism comes by way of The Shadow in a straw-coloured wig.