UPDATE: Kanye West added fuel to the post-Saturday Night Live Trumpian fire with a photo of him still donning his “Make America Great Again” cap with a caption suggesting we toss the 13th amendment, which abolishes slavery.
“This represents good and America becoming whole again,” he said. “We will no longer outsource to other countries. We build factories here in America and create jobs. We will provide jobs for all who are free from prisons as we abolish the 13th amendment. Message sent with love.”
His message of love and support for the former Celebrity Apprentice host comes after he said that 400 years of slavery was a choice back in May.
PREVIOUS: President Donald Trump says he didn’t watch last night’s season premiere of Saturday Night Live, but he felt the need to weigh about it on Twitter anyway. POTUS trashed the late-night NBC staple — “even though I past hosted it” — as being “no longer funny, no talent or charm. It’s just a political ad for the Dems.”
But he did praise musical guest Kanye West’s pro-Trump, MAGA hat-wearing sermon that wrapped the episode. To wit:
Lorne Michaels’ show, of course, has made a meal of slamming Trump pretty much since he announced his White House ambitions in 2015 — and with relish post-election. Alec Baldwin won an Emmy last year for his guest shots impersonating the brow-furrowing, sour-faced POTUS — drawing laughs from the converted but grumbles from the president and his followers. He will be back in the role at some point this season.
Then-candidate and former The Apprentice star Trump hosted SNL in November 2015 — a year before his election — and Michaels and NBC took no small amount of heat for it.