SNL makes fun of Donald Trump’s tweets, so he tweets about it

Another Sunday morning.

Another “Saturday Night Live” skit parodying President-elect Donald Trump in the tank.

Another subsequent outraged tweet from the incoming leader of the free world.

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Trump frequently takes to his favorite social media platform to apprise the nation of his plans (minus the people he’s blocked on Twitter, that is) and his 140-character updates have sparked alarm in recent days. His breezy tweets about talking with the president of Taiwan rattled diplomats, as it was a startling departure from protocol.

From an AP story following the Taiwan tweets:

Over the decades, the status of Taiwan has been one of the most sensitive issues in U.S.-China relations. China regards Taiwan as part of its territory to be retaken by force, if necessary, if it seeks independence. It would regard any recognition of a Taiwanese leader as a head of state as unacceptable. Taiwanese newspapers ran banner headlines Sunday about the call, and two noted on their front pages Sunday that Trump referred to Tsai as “the president of Taiwan,” a formulation that would be a huge shift in American policy and infuriate China.

But Douglas Paal, a former director of the American Institute in Taiwan, which unofficially represents U.S. interests in Taipei, said it was too soon to judge whether Trump was going to lead that shift, or if the incident was just a “complicated accident.”

“Beijing will watch closely to see which it is,” said Paal, now vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. “But until someone from Trump Tower explains further, it is unknowable.”

Trump followed up his latest complaint about Alec Baldwin’s portrayal of him on “Saturday Night Live” with a six-part string of tweets regarding business policy:

The U.S. is going to substantially reduce taxes and regulations on businesses, but any business that leaves our country for another country, fires its employees, builds a new factory or plant in the other country, and then thinks it will sell its product back into the U.S. without retribution or consequence, is WRONG! There will be a tax on our soon to be strong border of 35% for these companies  wanting to sell their product, cars, A.C. units etc., back across the border. This tax will make leaving financially difficult, but these companies are able to move between all 50 states, with no tax or tariff being charged. Please be forewarned prior to making a very expensive mistake! THE UNITED STATES IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS.”

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137 comments
Alexis Lawson
Alexis Lawson

Should be making fun of Obama and the people that voted for him twice!! That's a good one:-)

Susan Smith
Susan Smith

I love SNL great to have the freedoms of this great nation. But AJC you missed reporting the Chinese flying jets over Taiwan last week before Trump excepted their leaders congrat's. So we no longer cover this Communist nations threats to it's neighbors. Maybe they wouldn't be our Best Trading Partner if it was reported how rotten they are to their neighbors.

Dan Bolton
Dan Bolton

Is this suppose to be Kelly Ann? If so, they don't have the fangs on the actress.

Jim Mitchell
Jim Mitchell

It must be disconcerting to the news media that Trump is not allowing them to filter his message.

Ebner Ebner
Ebner Ebner

I don't know why you all are acting like Mr. Trump really cares about this video you all need to get over your bad self

Dan Nightingale Diehl
Dan Nightingale Diehl

Get used to it Bozo if your a clown in public life someone will make fun of you

Dan Nightingale Diehl
Dan Nightingale Diehl

Nice comment I am married to an English instructor and she corrects me all the time I am old and have forgotten how to spell I learned how to spell by using phonics but living in the South has ruined it

Edwin Lopez
Edwin Lopez

Hey clown you are not funny...no skills....quit while you can. Have respect for your future commander and chief!

Joyce Grace
Joyce Grace

I think SNL should do a skit of themselves all wearing diapers and crying about the election outcome. THAT IS WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT. Put on your big boy pants and shut up.

Donald Poston
Donald Poston

Baldwin your nothing but a scum bag . your not funny just silly

Myra Anderson
Myra Anderson

They get on everyone for doing things like this but it's ok for them. Something is really wrong.

Tyrone Chase Sr.
Tyrone Chase Sr.

A total embarrassment to his brother, Stephan, I'm sorry for you,man, you don't need any enemies!!!

Dennis Nash
Dennis Nash

Not Obama he was off limits they did soft satire on Obama because he was the first mixed race president! Do you know how pissed off the left get if you call Obama a mix race person he has to be black no exception ! And Hillary very soft on her! SNL for a while has gone down they are not even remotely funny at all!

Gena Davis
Gena Davis

There's more important things than SNL or tweeting to anyone, for our future president!!

Matt Woodard
Matt Woodard

Remember all the homophobic slurs from Alec Baldwin? Remember when he verbally abused his young daughter? I do. Hypocrites.

Matt Woodard
Matt Woodard

Remember all the SNL skits making fun of Obama? I don't. Hypocrites.

George Peters
George Peters

It would be OK if it was funny it's not funny Alec Baldwin is not funny he's a washed up after did you hear the tape about him calling his 12-year-old daughter a pig

Paul Garza
Paul Garza

Getting sick of these bullies they think nobody can touch them watch out for karma

Janice Burnside-Volker
Janice Burnside-Volker

Trump stay off Twitter and don't let the liberals know anything that you're saying.

Marcia Conley
Marcia Conley

Janice Burnside-Volker Trump will not stay of Twitter and he is a man child he acts like a 2 year old.

Shelly Hankins Bunce
Shelly Hankins Bunce

Oh yes it can get worse you will see to it by providing more material!\U0001f602\U0001f602\U0001f602\U0001f602\U0001f499\U0001f499\U0001f499

Carolyn Rollins
Carolyn Rollins

The whole bunch of idiots and piss poor actors at that

Kevin Smith
Kevin Smith

Wow, no kidding AJC? Way to be on top of the news, like a champ. I can't wait until you let us know who won the world series \U0001f602\U0001f602\U0001f602\U0001f602\U0001f602

Yeoneatha Clark
Yeoneatha Clark

SNL got trump down packed. It should make him feel some type of way. Oh \U0001f601 I forgot! We talking about trump.

Marilyn Kinman
Marilyn Kinman

Trump is not a politician so has been unaware of how wicked they can be.

Larry Morse
Larry Morse

FARE GAME FOR THESE LIBS AND THEY DONT LIKE IT HE A DRUNK aLEC BALDWIN

Neva Burns
Neva Burns

I have an idea...let make fun of them

Richard Stanfield
Richard Stanfield

can't anyone close to trump get his ear and tell him to stop tweeting the world is laughing at him.

Cory Jobe
Cory Jobe

CONFLICTS of INTEREST and the CAPABILITY to PERFORM are the key issues.