On Saturday, October 15, 2016, television viewers and Saturday Night Live (SNL) fans across the world were treated to a hilarious depiction of the second televised presidential debate that took place on Sunday, October 9, 2016. Actor and impersonating superstar Alec Baldwin did a fantastic job capturing Republican nominee Donald Trump’s bully-like antics while SNL actress Kate McKinnon portrayed a rather annoyed and fed up Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. While the skit received high praise on social media and news outlets, there was one person in particular who was not amused.
In response, or rather retaliation to constant mockery on SNL, Trump tweeted his frustration and anger with an “informative” tweet:
“Watched 'Saturday Night Live' hit job on me. Time to retire the boring and unfunny show. Alec Baldwin portrayal stinks. Media rigging election!"
In an unsurprising turn of events, Trump is tweeting a “defence” while the rest of the world is sleeping. In an even less shocking turn of events, the public is not amused.
As stated by CNN and according to Dean Obeidallah, if Donald Trump does in fact win the election, he has the ability to change libel laws. This will make it very simple for Trump sure media outlets that he feels attacked him during the presidential campaign.
Dean Obeidallah is a former attorney and the host of SiriusXM’s radio daily program, “The Dean Obeidallah Show.” Dean is also a columnist for The Daily Beast, an award-winning online news source.
The possibility of him winning the election rather is worrisome, as Donald Trump continues to exhibit immature and erratic behaviour while being constantly defensive. Although multiple media outlets report his popularity and support is dwindling, his existing support system remains strong. Despite his dependable support system, controversy seems to follow him like a close friend. The recent public release of the tape capturing a now infamous conversation between Trump and anchor Billy Bush caused a tremendous uproar. The tape shows the lewd and despicable conversation between Trump and Bush, as they discussed graphic and disgusting sexual behaviour towards women. As a result, according to CNN, Billy Bush has officially left NBC and is basically at the end of his broadcasting career.
The third and final presidential debate against Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will air on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Viewers can sadly expect a continuation of the presidential spectacle mocked around the world. Moderated by Chris Wallace, anchor, Fox News Sunday, all eyes will be on the nominees for two different reasons: spectators will watch to witness how Trump will defend his scrutinized actions and rhetoric, and viewers will see Clinton’s attempt to remain professional and composed. In similar fashion to the past two debates, personal attacks will be made as opposed to discussing critical issues essential to the growth of American and the world.
Hopefully internet sensation Ken Bone will once again steal the hearts of Americans, global spectators and the internet. Despite our love for that now-famous sweater enthusiast, Trump’s erratic behaviour will continue to shine. It’s Trump vs. everyone, and only time will tell if he can win the presidential election.