Sep 30, 2018

Trump calls SNL "a political ad for the Dems," compliments Kanye

President Trump went after "Saturday Night Live" in a Sunday tweet, after last night's season premiere lampooned Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's Senate Judiciary hearing and featured Trump supporter Kanye West as the musical guest.

"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!"

The big picture: Trump's long been adversarial with late-night comedians and television shows, taking the bait to mock their ratings as they endlessly roast his administration.

In the cold open, Matt Damon as Brett Kavanaugh calls himself "a keg is half-full kind of guy," and he apologizes for sassing Sen. Amy Klobuchar in an earlier answer: "I think I blacked out for a second."

  • Yelling: "I'm going to start at an 11. I'm gonna take it to about a 15 real quick."
  • "I wrote [my speech] myself last night, while screaming into an empty bag of Doritos."
  • He gets teary as he shows off "these beautiful, creepy calendars. ... You want a real investigation? Then just look at my calendars."

"Kavanaugh" says he won't quit: "I don't know the meaning of the word 'stop'!"

  • Asked about his fitness for the Supreme Court, he says: "I went to Yale!"
  • His high school buddies get new nicknames, including "Handsy Hank" — which "the liberal media is going to find some way to spin."
  • YouTube.

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