CNN Host Counters Trump, Says She's At Her Most 'Patriotic' Watching 'SNL'

GettyImages-1074124330

GettyImages-1074124330

Calling it nothing less than "unfair news coverage and Dem commercials", defamatory and belittling, Trump raised questions about the show's legality and threatened to test it in the courts. Trump then seemed to suggest that SNL should be sued and taken to court, "Should be tested in courts, can't be legal?" Heidi Gardner plays Trump's fictional future wife Hernia.

"Everyone looks so different".

In the show's cold open on Saturday, Alec Baldwin returned to portray a Trump who wished he'd never become president.

"And Trump is someone who just makes everybody nervous and makes everybody anxious, [which is] the last thing you want the President to do".

On CNN on Sunday, Brian Stelter and correspondents Joan Walsh and Oliver Darcy weighed in on Trump's attacks on NBC and SNL. "Collusion?" tweeted President Trump over the weekend.

Flights suspended at Britain's Gatwick airport after reports of drones
Gatwick announced that the runway had reopened at about 3am on Thursday - but just 45 minutes later it was shut again. Gatwick is the eighth-busiest airport in Europe and sits behind Mumbai as the world's busiest single-runway air hub.

Trump's mention of a "scandal" likely refers to his irritation with the media's coverage of the many controversies that have engulfed him and that have sparked investigations.

"After we lost the campaign, the devil did give me my soul back", Conway (played by Kate McKinnon) says. Trump asked in the sketch. "It was foiled by a team of transgender Navy seals", Clarence the angel responds, referencing the ban that was announced by Trump in three surprise tweets in July 2017. And Hillary Clinton would be president, all her private emails turning out to be nothing more than Bed Bath & Beyond coupons.

"Alec Baldwin, whose dying mediocre career was saved by his awful impersonation of me on SNL, now says playing me was agony", the president wrote in March.

The final guest Trump runs into is Robert De Niro's Robert Mueller, who brings Trump a photo of his grandson (instead of a subpoena, as Trump feared). Germany's Heute-Show, presented by comedian and journalist Oliver Welke on the ZDF network, named Trump a Goldener Vollpfosten-translated as "Golden Idiot" or "Golden Dumbass"-for the fourth year in a row, sharing this year's title with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un and the whole United Kingdom, among others".

Now, in all fairness, Trump might have a point claiming that SNL was "one sided", since the show has not covered all of the positive outcomes that the President has inspired.

Recommended News

  • Solskjaer’s first day in charge, Mourinho revelations

    Solskjaer’s first day in charge, Mourinho revelations

    Reacting on Mourinho's exit, Guardiola applauded the Portuguese's "strong" character while wishing him well in future endeavours. In 2014, Solskjaer managed Cardiff City for eight months and the team was relegated after finishing last in the Premier League.
    Trump says ISIS defeated in Syria as U.S.  begins withdrawing troops

    Trump says ISIS defeated in Syria as U.S. begins withdrawing troops

    It cites unnamed officials in reporting the United States has already started alerting its partners in the region of the move. Planning is underway for a "full" and "rapid" withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria, a USA defense official has told CNN .
    Solskjaer set for United interim role after website gaffe

    Solskjaer set for United interim role after website gaffe

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says Jose Mourinho's reputation should not be soured by his final few months at Manchester United . I can see where an interim coach like Ole Gunnar Solksjaer brings favour and good will, as would Steve Bruce or Laurent Blanc.
  • Apple to Resolve Qualcomm's Patent Dispute Through a Software Update in China

    Apple to Resolve Qualcomm's Patent Dispute Through a Software Update in China

    Once Apple does push out an iOS update to its Chinese users, Qualcomm is unlikely to change its course of legal action. The initial injunction was based on Qualcomm's claim that Apple has infringed upon two patents dealing with software.
    Unai Emery hints at centre-back addition

    Unai Emery hints at centre-back addition

    However, Emery is facing a crisis in defence as he will be without suspended duo Shkodran Mustafi and Sokratis Papastathopoulos . Laurent Koscielny played under Emery for the first time against Qarabag but could struggle to play two games in just four days.
    Huawei row: China confirms two Canadians detained

    Huawei row: China confirms two Canadians detained

    One of the Canadians detained, Michael Spavor, has longstanding ties to North Korea through his company, Paektu Cultural Exchange. Lu says Canada has been informed of the detentions, but declined to say whether the men have been provided with lawyers.
  • Facebook responds to claims that it shared users' private messages

    Facebook responds to claims that it shared users' private messages

    The social media giant never sold the data and instead shared it with companies with which it entered into partnership agreements. Facebook confirmed in a blog post that such data sharing occurred only after users logged in through a partner's platform.
    Trump says Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is leaving administration

    Trump says Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is leaving administration

    He pushed to develop oil, natural gas and coal beneath public lands in line with the administration's business-friendly aims. President Donald Trump announced Saturday on Twitter that Zinke will leave the administration at the end of the year.
    Failed Brooks report: Three-team Ariza trade called off

    Failed Brooks report: Three-team Ariza trade called off

    Memphis also would have sent Washington a 2020 second-round pick and a 2019 conditional second-round pick via Boston. This Saturday, Dec. 15, is the first day when players who signed free agent contracts this summer can be traded.
  • Japan protests against Russian military installations on Kuril Islands

    Japan protests against Russian military installations on Kuril Islands

    However, since this agreement was first signed, Japan has periodically been granted more freedom over its own national defense. Local media have said the purchases could total more than one trillion yen ($8.8 billion).
    Why Samsung Plans to Integrate Crypto Cold Storage in its S10 Series

    Why Samsung Plans to Integrate Crypto Cold Storage in its S10 Series

    In comparison, the £60 price bump between the entry-level Galaxy S9 and entry-level Galaxy S10 looks impossibly reasonable. Before we divulge the leaked information, it's important to note that these details are from an anonymous source.
    Theresa Might to British Parliament: Again me or threat Brexit

    Theresa Might to British Parliament: Again me or threat Brexit

    She said: "The Conservatives have, yet again, put their own self-interest and petty squabbling above the national interest". In particular he warned there could be no "unilateral exit clause" on the backstop, as some MPs are demanding.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.