Trump Was A Humorless, Thin-Skinned Wet Blanket While Hosting SNL In 2004, Claims A Former Show Writer

10.16.16 2 years ago 3 Comments


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Donald Trump was not amused by this week’s edition of Saturday Night Live, which featured an opening sketch that skewered his performance in last Sunday’s presidential debate. Portrayed by Alec Baldwin, Trump stalked Kate McKinnon’s Hillary Clinton about the stage, glowering and interrupting her. Later in the show, the women of SNL parodied Beyonce’s Lemonade, turning it into a song about Trump’s treatment of women. The Republican presidential nominee called the episode a “hit job,” insisting that the sketch comedy show is just another cog in a wide-ranging media conspiracy against him.

Trump’s reaction to the episode led a former SNL writer, Mike Schur, to share his memories on Twitter under his Ken Tremendous handle. Unsurprisingly, the real estate mogul was a handful while hosting the show in 2004. According to Schur, Trump reacted angrily at the suggestion that he should poke fun at himself during his opening monologue, something that almost all hosts do. When Trump read a draft of his speech, which prompted him to make fun of his own dealings in Atlantic City, he grew visibly angry and stopped the read-through. “Hard to explain how lame it was,” the writer tweeted. “Every host pokes fun at his/her biggest news story. Rob Lowe did a whole monologue about his scandal. It’s the whole point of going on the show, sometimes. But not Donald. He had zero sense of humor.”

Here’s the entirety of Schur’s tweetstorm on the subject.

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