Donald Trump regularly flips his lid after comedians and late night talk show hosts make fun of him. But he brings their jokes on himself by being such a loudmouth and obnoxious person, and a failure as a president too. Lately though he’s taken things a step too far as he’s started using veiled language to threaten media personalities and the people who produce their shows.
Nothing funny about tired Saturday Night Live on Fake News NBC! Question is, how do the Networks get away with these total Republican hit jobs without retribution? Likewise for many other shows? Very unfair and should be looked into. This is the real Collusion!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2019
Alec Baldwin who impersonates Trump on SNL took Trump’s tweet very seriously and seemed to be threatened by it. He said Trump was making him out to be an enemy of the people, and that could be a very dangerous thing because apparently a lot of Trump’s followers are quite deranged.
I wonder if a sitting President exhorting his followers that my role in a TV comedy qualifies me as an enemy of the people constitutes a threat to my safety and that of my family?
— HABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) February 18, 2019
What led to Trump’s outburst was Baldwin’s spot-on impersonation of him during a Saturday Night Live sketch. One in which Baldwin expertly acted out Trump’s devastating Friday morning speech about the border, the budget, and several other disorganized topics. The funny thing about the skit though was it was a rerun from last month right after Trump declared his national emergency…obviously Trump thought it was a new skit though and flipped his lid.
Baldwin’s response to Trump’s threats was perfect considering Trump has routinely threatened violence against those who disagree with him. He’s exhorted his followers to beat people during his rallies, which they’ve done, and he’s even gone so far as to tell cops to bash people’s heads when they’re putting them in police cars.
Donald Trump is a very dangerous man, and a lot of his followers are dangerous too. Baldwin is right to be upset about Trump’s threats, and the American people should be upset as well. It’s not everyday that a president oversteps his bounds so much that he starts threatening to censor American television shows and late night hosts. Censorship is completely un-American…just like Donald Trump.
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