Fox News's Jesse Watters asked President Trump in an interview set to air Saturday whom he would fire if given the choices of "Saturday Night Live" Trump impersonator Alec Baldwin, Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles SchumerHow Obama's White House weaponized media against Trump Interior secretary hints border wall could be on Mexican land McConnell: ObamaCare 'status quo' will stay in place moving forward MORE (D-N.Y.) or CNN President Jeff Zucker.
"I think the Alec Baldwin situation is not good," responded an amused Trump. "Chuck [Schumer] I’m very disappointed in, because he’s a guy who should make deals for the people — instead he’s just an obstructionist. So, I’m disappointed in him.
Baldwin's impersonation of Trump has been a big hit on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" as the program has seen its highest ratings in nearly a decade.
I have always had a good relationship with Chuck SchumerCharles SchumerHow Obama's White House weaponized media against Trump Interior secretary hints border wall could be on Mexican land McConnell: ObamaCare 'status quo' will stay in place moving forward MORE. He is far smarter than Harry R and has the ability to get things done. Good news!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 20, 2016
The Democrats, lead by head clown Chuck Schumer, know how bad ObamaCare is and what a mess they are in. Instead of working to fix it, they..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 5, 2017
Zucker said last month that Trump’s attacks on CNN as "fake news" are a "badge of honor" and have actually boosted employees’ morale.
Once again the Trump administration is showing its true colors: talk like a populist but govern like a special interest zealot. #trumpcuts— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) March 16, 2017
“They wear those insults as a badge of honor, because it means they are doing their jobs,” Zucker said in February.
“I would say that morale is incredibly high," he added. "They are not being intimidated, they are not backing down, they know they have my full support and it is a very exciting time, frankly, to be a journalist at CNN.”