Leslie Jones Fires Back at Trump Following ‘SNL’ Rant: ‘This Guy Is an Idiot’

President was fired up over the show’s cold open mocking him… in a December episode

Last Updated: March 18, 2019 @ 2:57 PM

“Saturday Night Live” cast member Leslie Jones weighed in on Donald Trump’s Sunday Twitter, calling the president “an idiot” after he threatened a federal investigation against the comedy show for mocking him.

“This guy is an idiot!! It was a rerun you moron!! #lordhelpusplease,” Jones wrote in an Instagram post, referring to the episode’s original airdate of Dec. 15, 2018.

“If Beale Street Could Talk” actor Bryan Tyree Henry and “In Living Color” actor David Alan Grier both commented on the post with crying-while-laughing emojis.

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This guy is an idiot!! It was a rerun you moron!! #lordhelpusplease

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Trump took aim at “SNL” Sunday, calling NBC’s late-night show “one sided [mic] media coverage” for poking fun at him.

The episode that set-off the POTUS’ Twitter rant was Saturday night’s rerun of the 2018 Christmas episode in which the cold open — titled “It’s a Wonderful Trump” — shows Alec Baldwin as Trump getting his wish that he had never become president, while people like the first lady and Kellyanne Conway live happier lives as a result.

Trump, himself a previous ‘SNL’ host in 2004 and 2015, was similarly incensed the first time he saw the skit in December, tweeting the next day, “A REAL scandal is the one sided coverage, hour by hour, of networks like NBC & Democrat spin machines like Saturday Night Live. It is all nothing less than unfair news coverage and Dem commercials. Should be tested in courts, can’t be legal? Only defame & belittle! Collusion?”