Donald Trump is facing an imminent court battle over his faux-national emergency, heightening investigations into his criminal scandals, and the reality that he’s more likely to be in prison by 2020 than be in position to seek reelection. So what’s Trump putting his focus into? Naturally, Alec Baldwin.
Alec Baldwin returned to Saturday Night Live last night to lampoon Donald Trump’s increasingly absurd behavior. No one would expect Trump to like Baldwin’s savage send-up. But Trump seems to think he can find a way to prevent Baldwin from doing it at all – namely, by accusing him of collusion. No, really.
Trump posted this bizarre tweet this morning: “Nothing funny about tired Saturday Night Live on Fake News NBC! Question is, how do the Networks get away with these total Republican hit jobs without retribution? Likewise for many other shows? Very unfair and should be looked into. This is the real Collusion!” Then he added “THE RIGGED AND CORRUPT MEDIA IS THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!”
We’re pretty sure Donald Trump just accused Alec Baldwin of collusion, and accused the First Amendment of being the enemy of the people, or something like that. It’s unclear what kind of “retribution” Trump is seeking against Baldwin, beyond tweeting mean things about him.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report