Well, “Saturday Night Live,” you made it this far. Might be time to pack up Studio 8H, however, according to Donald Trump.
“Frankly, the way the show is going now — and you look at the kind of work they’re doing — who knows how long that show is gonna be on?” the president-elect told Matt Lauer Wednesday morning on the “Today” show. “It’s a terrible show.”
Watch the interview here:
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) December 7, 2016
But if the NBC sketch comedy staple is so bad, why did our soon-to-be Commander-in-Chief host it not too long ago?
“Well, I hosted ‘SNL’ when it was a good show, but it’s not a good show anymore,” Trump offered, without even having to be asked. “First of all, nothing to do with me — there’s nothing funny about it. The skits are terrible.”
“I mean, Alec [Baldwin], I like Alec, but his imitation of me is really mean-spirited and not very good. I don’t think it’s good,” he continued. “And I do like him, and I like him as an actor, but I don’t think that his imitation of me gets me at all. And it’s meant to be very mean-spirited, which is very biased. And I don’t like it. So I can tweet that out.”
Lauer did ask Trump if the POTUS-to-be has found it hard to be more restrained on Twitter, something the president-elect promised in a post-election interview.
“I think I am very restrained, and I talk about important things,” Trump replied. “It’s a modern-day form of communication. Between Facebook and Twitter, I guess I have more than 40 million people.”
“I get it out much faster than a press release,” he added. “I get it out much more honestly than dealing with dishonest reporters.”