Donald Trump thinks SNL is rigging the election and should be canceled

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Donald Trump on Thursday slammed "vicious" reports that he had allegedly groped women, saying they were were "pure fiction," "outright lies" and promised to provide evidence to prove they were untrue.

NEW YORK — Donald Trump thinks that even “Saturday Night Live” is part of a media conspiracy to bring down his presidential candidacy.

Saturday night, SNL opened with a mocking reenactment of the second presidential debate. The parody included the moderators taking shots, a kung fu style greeting between Trump and Hillary Clinton and an ode to town hall questioner — and 15-minute celebrity — Ken Bone.

But the biggest laughs came from Alec Baldwin’s portrayal of a stalking, lewd, deceptive Trump. The live SNL audience was cracking up, but apparently the real Trump wasn’t.

In a tweet, the Republican nominee said that Baldwin’s portrayal “stinks.” He also called on NBC to end its “boring and unfunny” show. And he said that SNL was trying to rig the election against him.

As CNNMoney’s Brian Stelter noted, Trump sang quite a different tune 11 months ago, when he hosted the show. It was the second time he appeared on the show — he also hosted in 2004, though he has been impersonated dozens of times.

Trump has been increasingly targeting the media as the culprit of his poor polling numbers. He has repeated the refrain of a “rigged” election since the virtually tied race started to slip away from him following the first debate on September 26. Since then, Clinton has led most polls by a comfortable margin.

Though attacks on the press from political candidates are nothing new (Clinton has expressed her fair share of gripes), Stelter notes that Trump’s position is far more extreme than his predecessors.


  • Opinion8d

    Maybe because it’s so slanted it’s ridiculous?!?!? Funny is funny, but it’s not like there aren’t things to go after Hillary on.

    • sometimesarose

      You do realize SNL is entertainment, right? It’s not a news program, thus no “equal time” requirement. At this time Donnie and his shenanigans are more entertaining. The rest of the world is laughing at us; it’s time we laughed with them.

  • chris

    The media is rigging the election because they’re owned and operated by the looney left. They bash WikiLeaks for exposing the truth about Hillary yet overhype anything that Trump has said or has done in his life. Wow Trump said a naughty word 15 years ago instant SNL skit .Hillary has had people killed..crickets. then again SNL has pretty much sucked since the mid 90s.

    • confused

      The left IS pretty desperate to attack Trump continually through the media without fact checking or proof, and for SNL to turn a blind eye to Hillary. . . then again a lot of stage/screen/athletes are left.

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