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Trump Complains About ‘Unfunny & Repetitive’ Late Night Hosts: ‘Should We Get Equal Time?’

POTUS’ latest Twitter storm suggests he’s really not happy about ”SNL“ or Jimmy Kimmel

President Donald Trump kicked off a Saturday morning with another Twitter attack on the media, this time focusing on “unfunny & repetitive” late night hosts who are “always anti-Trump.”

“Should we get Equal Time?” Trump asked. “More and more people are suggesting that Republicans (and me) should be given Equal Time on T.V. when you look at the one-sided coverage.”

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Of course, many were quick to note that late-night jokes about the sitting president have been a mainstay since the dawn of late-night TV.

“I don’t seem to recall President Obama asking for equal time when comedians poked fun at him…” one noted.

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Others noted that a president has a platform by virtue of his job that may be even larger than a TV comedian’s to communicate a message to Americans.

“Your equal time is 24/7 on Twitter!” one wrote.

Still others pointed to the First Amendment’s broad protections on press coverage — particularly outside of an actual political campaign.

“Isn’t the media a free market?” noted one commenter.

The Communications Act of 1934 requires U.S. television and radio broadcasters to provide equivalent opportunities to opposing candidates who request it — with several exceptions, including for scheduled newscasts, documentaries and news interviews.

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But some supporters rallied to his side.