Trump criticizes 'Saturday Night Live' after show airs rerun

President TrumpDonald TrumpPence: Supreme Court has chance to right 'historic wrong' with abortion ruling Prosecutor says during trial that actor Jussie Smollett staged 'fake hate crime' Overnight Defense & National Security — US, Iran return to negotiating table MORE on Sunday knocked "Saturday Night Live" ("SNL") for its repeated jokes at his expense the morning after the sketch comedy show aired a rerun featuring a skit depicting life if he had never become president.

In a pair of tweets, Trump complained that "SNL" and other late-night comedy shows "can spend all of their time knocking the same person (me), over & over, without so much of a mention of 'the other side.' Like an advertisement without consequences."


The president also wondered if the Federal Election Commission or Federal Communications Commission should look into the matter, suggesting there "must be Collusion with the Democrats and, of course, Russia!"

"Such one sided media coverage, most of it Fake News," he added. "Hard to believe I won and am winning. Approval Rating 52%, 93% with Republicans. Sorry!"

It's unclear what poll Trump was referring to. His approval rating in the conservative-leaning Rasmussen poll hit 52 percent on February 11 but has since dropped to 48 percent.

Trump, who is sensitive about his portrayal in the media, has often targeted "Saturday Night Live" the morning after the show aired sketches poking fun at him.

The show is on a two-week hiatus. It aired a rerun from Dec. 15 that opened with a parody of "It's a Wonderful Life," which illustrated what the world would be like had Trump never been elected president.

The president levied a similar criticism at the time the live version aired, suggesting the show was an example of "collusion" and "should be tested in courts." 

Trump last week complained twice about late-night comedy shows after the subject was discussed on "Fox & Friends."