President TrumpDonald TrumpSenate rejects attempt to block Biden's Saudi arms sale Crenshaw slams House Freedom Caucus members as 'grifters,' 'performance artists' Senate confirms Biden's nominee to lead Customs and Border Protection MORE early Sunday accused major news networks of engaging in "collusion" against his administration, asking how NBC's "Saturday Night Live" could get away with "hit jobs" without "retribution."
"Nothing funny about tired Saturday Night Live on Fake News NBC!" Trump tweeted. "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!"
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
The tweet from Trump came just hours after "Saturday Night Live" took aim at his move to declare a national emergency to fund the construction of his long-promised border wall.
Actor Alec Baldwin, who has repeatedly impersonated Trump throughout his presidency, called the emergency "fake" and called out many of the justifications Trump used to support it.
“We have a tremendous amount of drugs flowing into the country from the southern border — or the brown line, as many people have asked me not to call it," Baldwin said as Trump. "That’s why we need wall. Because wall works. Wall makes safe.”
"I have to [sign the emergency declaration] because I want to. It’s really simple. We have a problem," Baldwin added, before saying that he's "basically taking military money so I can has wall."
Trump has continually criticized the media during his two years in the White House, and suggested last September that NBC's "license" be challenged.
“NBC FAKE NEWS, which is under intense scrutiny over their killing the Harvey Weinstein story, is now fumbling around making excuses for their probably highly unethical conduct,” the president tweeted at the time.
“I have long criticized NBC and their journalistic standards-worse than even CNN. Look at their license?”