Donald Trump has been fairly outspoken on social media in the weeks following his election win. One of the topics he has seemed to enjoy is taking shots at Saturday Night Live, the late night sketch comedy series that has traditionally included political sketches during its weekend airings. It's not just Trump who is taking shots at SNL these days. Recently, Trump's spokesman Sean Spicer appeared on Today and explained exactly why he feels Saturday Night Live's political sketches aren't working. Here's what he had to say:
What Saturday Night Live did on Saturday was disappointing. It was not funny, it was mean-spirited and it's gone from being a show that you could sit back and get a good laugh out of to being something that's frankly mean and bad television.
So, it looks like Sean Spicer is taking the same line as the President-elect when talking about Saturday Night Live to outlets like Today these days. It was only a few short weeks ago that Trump was talking about how SNL has really gone downhill over the past few months. Donald Trump has been careful to say that when he hosted--which was only around a year ago--the late night sketch series was still good but now it's not funny. It's not as if Saturday Night Live is coming up with a brand new comedy idea related to Donald Trump; the show has also done sketches about previous presidents, presidential candidates and other politicians in the past.
This past weekend, NBC's Saturday Night Live did make fun of the recent rumors that Donald Trump may have engaged in "golden showers" with prostitutes while spending time in Russia. The video has already been viewed more than 6 million times at the time this was written, and that probably includes Donald Trump and his advisors. You can take a look, below.
Donald Trump has been the the punchline of a lot of SNL jokes for over a year now, since he first started debating against the other Republican candidates earlier during this election cycle. He eventually hosted SNL on November 7 of last year, yet after Alec Baldwin took over playing Donald Trump on the series, he's soured at the idea of comedy poking fun at his personality and positions and has been very vocal about it. It looks like those speaking for him are now coming to the same conclusions. I guess that's their job, but the whole anti-SNL sentiment is still super bizarre. In 42 seasons, we've never seen anything like it.