President Donald Trump made it clear he is no fan of “Saturday Night Live” following the leftist show’s 44th season premiere over the weekend.
“Like many, I don’t watch ‘Saturday Night Live’ (even though I [in the] past hosted it) — no longer funny, no talent or charm. It is just a political ad for the Dems,” the president tweeted on Sunday.
Trump did have some praise, though, for Kanye West, who made waves for performing on the show while wearing a Make America Great Again hat.
“Word is that Kanye West, who put on a MAGA hat after the show (despite being told ‘no’), was great. He’s leading the charge!” Trump tweeted.
Like many, I don’t watch Saturday Night Live (even though I past hosted it) – no longer funny, no talent or charm. It is just a political ad for the Dems. Word is that Kanye West, who put on a MAGA hat after the show (despite being told “no”), was great. He’s leading the charge!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2018
West, 41, not only wore a MAGA hat while performing on the show, but he also stood up for Donald Trump and conservatives in a speech that “SNL” cut off.
“The blacks weren’t always Democrats. You know, it’s like the plan they did, to take the fathers out [of] the home and put them on welfare. Does anybody know about that? That’s a Democratic plan,” West said during his final performance of the night.
He added, “There’s so many times I talk to, like, a white person about this and they say, ‘How could you like Trump? He’s racist.’ Well, uh, if I was concerned about racism I would’ve moved out of America a long time ago.”
West also said later about Trump, “Thank y’all for giving me this platform. I know some of y’all don’t agree, but y’all be going at that man’s [Donald Trump] neck a lot, and I don’t think it’s actually that helpful.”
West revealed to the audience that he was “bullied” and told backstage not to wear his MAGA hat in front of the cameras.
It was a request he obviously denied. He called the hat his “Superman cape” and said he would not be told what to do.
The rest of “Saturday Night Live” was as leftist as ever, with a cold open that included Academy Award winner Matt Damon’s making Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh look like an angry buffoon, and a Weekend Update segment in which hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che, as usual, aimed all of their jokes at the GOP and conservatives.
(For the record, Donald Trump hosted the fourth episode of the 41st season of “SNL.”)
Watch the cold open for the latest episode of “Saturday Night Live” — featuring Damon — below: