Proving once again that he doesn’t know what “collusion” means, earlier today Donald Trump tweeted that Saturday Night Live is “the real Collusion [sic]” because it continues to make fun of him, like it has every other president since 1975. Our president took time out of the golfing trip that he embarked on during a so-called “national emergency” to threaten the First Amendment rights of a TV show, because Trump never forgets what his name stands for. It’s a brand you can trust, and in nonsensically threatening a comedy show with an investigation into political bias while taking a personal vacation during a racist “national emergency” that he immediately acknowledged was not actually a national emergency, Trump was as on brand as ever this weekend.
Trump had to be responding to one of two sketches from last night’s episode of SNL: either the cold open, where Alec Baldwin dredged up his terrible Trump impersonation once again, or this harder-edged takedown from Weekend Update. Either way our president lost his mind over a late-night variety show one day after unconstitutionally calling a “national emergency” that he himself admits isn’t real, while in the middle of one of his regular weekend vacations that are paid for by the American public. If this non-problem is ever “looked into,” as Trump says should happen, the whiplash from the supposedly Constitution-loving, Fairness Doctrine-hating charlatans on Fox News and far right talk radio (your Hannitys, your Carlsons, your Limbaughs) turning on the First Amendment and supporting somehow forcing a TV show to make fun of people could probably be harnessed as a temporary alternative to fossil fuels.
This decade’s definitely going out on a high note. Here’s Trump’s latest laughable tweet, if you somehow haven’t seen it yet.