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Alec Baldwin his been the Donald Trump impersonator on SNL for quite some time now, and he might be doing it for a long time to come. Since the election, Baldwin has been a focal point of most episodes, as one might expect given Saturday Night Live's propensity for political satire.

Watch a clip of Alec Baldwin impersonating Donald Trump On Saturday Night Live below:

Since the show's infancy, has openly mocked presidents and poked fun at their policies. It doesn't matter what their political affiliation is, they've all have had shots fired at them. Most presidents take their ribbing with grace; some even appear on the show themselves, becoming part of the joke. However, doesn't care for Alec Baldwin's impersonation of him; nor does he care for Saturday Night Live at all.

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Presidential Tweets

Image - ABC News
Image - ABC News

As he has done numerous times before, Alec Baldwin reprised his role as Donald Trump on the most recent episode of Saturday Night Live. In this episode, Baldwin mocked the President-elect's decision to retweet a 16 year old, who claimed Trump might have been the victim of voter fraud.

Unsurprisingly, SNL subsequently made a joke pertaining to the tweet. In the sketch, Baldwin — Portraying Donald Trump — was in the middle of a national security briefing where he found it more pertinent to play with Twitter on his phone than pay attention to matters of national security. A short while after the sketch aired, Trump took to Twitter, voicing his disapproval of both Saturday Night Live and Alec Baldwin's impersonation.

Baldwin's Rebuttal

Image - NBC
Image - NBC

Alec Baldwin caught wind of this tweet, and decided to respond to Trump with a proposal: That he will cease mocking President-elect Trump; if he releases his tax returns. This is a response to the fact that Trump has refused to release his personal tax returns for some time now.

Baldwin's tweet received no feedback from the President-elect; which is odd because Trump will tweet about damn near anything. If you think about it, the fact that Trump responded to the Saturday Night Live sketch — which was about his obsession with Twitter — by tweeting about it, is amazing. The irony seems to be lost on Trump.

Final Thoughts

At the end of the day, it is an irrefutable fact that Donald Trump is going to be the next President of the United States of America. It is a great honor to uphold, and he will have his hands full in the years to come. He has the support of the majority of the nation, and they expect him to lead them into the "Great America" that he promised during his campaign.

That being said, Trump is going to be constantly satirised for the next 4 years at least. So, he might have to just knuckle-down and take it; instead of making ad hominem insults towards whatever he doesn't like. The latter action can come off as immature, and down-right unpresidential.

Saturday Night Live isn't going anywhere, and will continue their track record of political satire, just as they have for the previous decades. This won't be the last time that the two butt heads, but maybe things will become less contentious over time. Be sure to watch SNL on NBC, Saturdays 11:30PM/ET. You can also follow Donald Trump on Twitter - if you weren't already.

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