In this Oct. 15, 2016 photo provided by NBC, Alec Baldwin, left, as Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, and Kate McKinnon, as Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, perform during the during the "Debate Cold Open" sketch. (Will Heath/NBC via AP)
Monday, October 17, 2016 5:35 am
Trump calls SNL spoof 'hit job,' calls for end of show
LOS ANGELES – Donald Trump has some choice words for "Saturday Night Live."
The Republican presidential candidate tweeted early Sunday morning that the show's skit depicting him this week was a "hit job." Trump went on to write that it's "time to retire" the show, calling it "boring and unfunny" and adding that Alec Baldwin's portrayal of him "stinks."
Saturday's show featured a send-up of the second presidential debate last held last Sunday at Washington University in St. Louis.
Baldwin, who retweeted Trump's critique, has been playing him on "Saturday Night Live" since its 42nd season kicked off a few weeks ago, with Kate McKinnon depicting Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.
Trump himself hosted an episode of "Saturday Night Live" last November.