Dem rep mocks Trump’s attack on SNL
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Democratic Rep. Eric SwalwellEric Michael SwalwellSwalwell blasts Trump for holding rally during Hurricane Michael: ‘NOPE NOPE NOPE’ Dem lawmaker mocks conservative activist as a ‘mansplainer’ after criticism of Taylor Swift Dem rep mocks Trump’s attack on SNL MORE (Calif.) took a shot at President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: 'I don't trust everybody in the White House' JPMorgan CEO withdraws from Saudi conference Trump defends family separations at border MORE for claiming that he does not watch “Saturday Night Live” and blasting the show as “no longer funny.”

Trump criticized the show on Sunday after its season premiere, which leaned heavily on mocking supposed chaos in the Trump administration.

“Like many, I don’t watch Saturday Night Live (even though I past hosted it) - no longer funny, no talent or charm,” Trump tweeted. “It is just a political ad for the Dems.”


 “Narrator: he watched it,” Swalwell tweeted in reply to Trump.

Saturday night’s 44th season premiere featured Matt Damon portraying Brett Kavanaugh in a cold open that mocked the Supreme Court nominee’s testimony on sexual assault allegations against him. 

SNL has long taken shots at Trump, who has hosted the show in the past. He has repeatedly claimed that he does not watch it, but has criticized it via Twitter, focusing specifically on Alec Baldwin’s portrayal of him.

The president in his Sunday tweet also praised Kanye West after the rapper delivered a pro-Trump message onstage after the cameras stopped rolling. 

“Word is that Kanye West, who put on a MAGA hat after the show (despite being told “no”), was great. He’s leading the charge!” Trump tweeted.