Leslie Jones Fires Back at Trump Following ‘SNL’ Rant: ‘This Guy Is an Idiot’

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“Saturday Night Live” cast member Leslie Jones weighed in on Donald Trump’s Sunday Twitter, calling the president “an idiot” after he threatened a federal investigation against the comedy show for mocking him.

“This guys [sic] is an idiot!! It was a rerun you moron!! #lordhelpusplease,” Jones wrote in an Instagram post, referring to the episode’s original airdate of Dec. 15, 2018.

“If Beale Street Could Talk” actor Bryan Tyree Henry and “In Living Color” actor David Alan Grier both commented on the post with crying-while-laughing emojis.

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Trump took aim at “SNL” Sunday, calling NBC’s late-night show “one sided [mic] media coverage” for poking fun at him.

It’s truly incredible that shows like Saturday Night Live, not funny/no talent, can spend all of their time knocking the same person (me), over & over, without so much of a mention of “the other side.” Like an advertisement without consequences. Same with Late Night Shows……

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 17, 2019

….Should Federal Election Commission and/or FCC look into this? There must be Collusion with the Democrats and, of course, Russia! Such one sided media coverage, most of it Fake News. Hard to believe I won and am winning. Approval Rating 52%, 93% with Republicans. Sorry! #MAGA

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 17, 2019

The episode that set-off the POTUS’ Twitter rant was Saturday night’s rerun of the 2018 Christmas episode in which the cold open — titled “It’s a Wonderful Trump” — shows Alec Baldwin as Trump getting his wish that he had never become president, while people like the first lady and Kellyanne Conway live happier lives as a result.

Trump, himself a previous ‘SNL’ host in 2004 and 2015, was similarly incensed the first time he saw the skit in December, tweeting the next day, “A REAL scandal is the one sided coverage, hour by hour, of networks like NBC & Democrat spin machines like Saturday Night Live. It is all nothing less than unfair news coverage and Dem commercials. Should be tested in courts, can’t be legal? Only defame & belittle! Collusion?”

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‘SNL’: R Kelly Is Upset That Gayle King Asked Him Real Questions in Interview Parody (Video)

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This week’s “SNL” cold open skipped delving in to the political landscape, instead opting to parody R Kelly’s interview with Gayle King on CBS this week in which Kelly tried to salvage his image and really, uh, did not. Kelly was played by “SNL” regular Kenan Thompson, and Leslie Jones played King.

“I guess my first question for you, Robert is, why exactly are you doing this interview?,” Jones’ King said to open the interview after refusing R Kelly’s request to be called “victim.”

“Because people think I’m some kind of a monster. I’m here to remove all of that,” Kenan’s R Kelly said before referencing his own own song lyrics. “My lawyer was telling me no. But my ego, my ego was telling me yes.”

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Several times during the sketch he actually slipped into song, as he did during one point when he was discussing the Lifetime documentary series about him.

“Look, I made a lot of mistakes in my life. Maybe I can’t read or write or math. I’m still a person. I put on my pants one sleeve at a time just like everybody else,” Kelly declared.

“What about the Lifetime docuseries that interviewed numerous women, family members and your former tour manager, all saying the same things?” King asked. To which R Kelly replied in song.

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“It’s 10 o’clock in the morning. And I’m talking to Oprah’s friend. If I can just get through this, everybody’s gonna love me again.”

King tried to get him back on topic by reminding him that they were talking about the documentary series.

“Oh, right. These people made a six-part documentary about me. Six. That’s almost ten!” Kenan’s Kelly said. “And not one of them said a nice thing about me. They made it seem like I was the devil. I’m not the devil. And even if I was, you can’t think of one nice thing to say about the devil? I can. Nice horns. Gives good advice.”

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“So why do you think people are making these lies up about you?” King interjected.

“For money, obviously. I’m a very rich man. And people are always trying to take advantage of me.”

“Well, if you’re so rich, why did it take so long to pay $160,000 you owe back in child support?”

“Damn, that’s a good question,” Kelly said, in song again. “I wasn’t expecting that. Now I have to switch directions and get some sympathy back.

And then Kelly gave his answer: “Because I’m a very poor man.”

The sketch ended with a rare fourth-wall break on the “Live from New York” exclamation, with Kenan as R Kelly turning the wrong way and yelling it at the back wall of the set before Jones as King set him straight.

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Alec Baldwin Is Hollywood’s Dream Lead Man in ‘Framing John DeLorean’ Trailer (Video)

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In the new film “Framing John DeLorean,” Alec Baldwin plays the beleaguered car manufacturer who invented the “Back to the Future” car and gambled everything in pursuit of the American dream.

But the question posed at the start of the first trailer for the film is, why hasn’t a movie been made about his life sooner?

“It’s got cocaine, hot chicks, sports cars, bombed out buildings, FBI agents, Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan, hardcore drug dealers,” his son says in the first trailer for the film.

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“Framing John DeLorean” is a hybrid documentary that tells the story of DeLorean’s life from the eyes of his family and associates, along with a treasure trove of archival footage, but also re-enacts his life, with Baldwin in the leading role. Though a documentary on his life alone might’ve been just as compelling.

“John DeLorean was the leading man Hollywood producers dream of, and he was real,” an expert says in the trailer.

Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce direct and write the film (along with co-writer Tamir Ardon) that stars Baldwin, Morena Baccarin, Josh Charles, Dean Winters, Michael Rispoli, Jason Jones, Dana Ashbrook, Josh Cooke and Sean Cullen.

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Sundance Selects is distributing the film in theaters and on VOD on June 7, but it will first play at the Tribeca Film Festival, which announced its full slate of features on Tuesday.

Watch the first trailer for “Framing John DeLorean” above.

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‘SNL’: Ben Stiller’s Michael Cohen Faces Off Against Bill Hader’s Jim Jordan (Video)

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Though Alec Baldwin didn’t pop up as Donald Trump on this week’s “SNL,” that doesn’t mean the cold open was without star power. Indeed, we got Ben Stiller popping in to reprise his impression of Trump’s former fixer Michael Cohen, and then “SNL” cast member Bill Hader showed up as Republican representative Jim Jordan.

“Thank you for inviting me here today to correct the record under oath. Of course, the first time I testified was also under oath. But this time, I like really mean it,” Stiller’s Cohen said to open his testimony. “I’m here today to tell you that Mr. Trump is a racist.”

Stiller paused for a moment, then continued after realizing he wasn’t going to get the response he wanted. “Wow. I thought that would get a really much bigger reaction.”

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“I know that I was wrong. And I know it, ’cause I got caught,” Stiller’s Cohen continued. “For too many years, I was loyal to a man when I should not have been. Now I know how Khloe Kardashian feels. But now, I’m all out of faith. This is how I feel. I’m cold. And I’m ashamed. Lying naked on the floor. Illusion never changed into something real. I’m wide awake and I can see the perfect sky is torn. Thank you.”

That last bit was a lyric from the song “Torn” by Natalie Imbruglia.

“Now I’d like to open the floor so the Republicans can get angry at everyone except the president,” said longtime “SNL” cast member Kenan Thompson as the House Oversight Committee chair Elijah Cummings. “The chair recognizes the congressman from Ohio, Mr. Jordan.”

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Then came former “SNL” cast member Bill Hader as Jordan.

“Good afternoon, Mr. chairman,” Hader said before turning to Stiller. “Good afternoon to you, you lying piece of human trash!

“Mr. chairman, you’re right. I’m angry. I’m angry that I have to sit here through this two-bit dirt bag flee circus. I’m so angry I couldn’t even wear a jacket today. You know something, Mr. Cohen. I’ve never even heard of you!”

“Your mother has,” Stiller as Cohen retorted.

“Hey, hey, hey. You don’t scare me with your liar mouth,” Hader continued. “Oh, I’m about to pop off! You have been working in some of the sleaziest circles in America for years. What other criminals and lowlifes have you worked for?”

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“I was the deputy finance chairman for the Republican party, sir.”

“What?” Hader’s Jordan exclaimed. “Is that true? Oh, damn it. I yield of the rest of my time.”

The bulk of the rest of the sketch saw other members of the committee yielding their time back to Jordan so he could continue to embarrass himself.

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Let’s get this hearing underway. @RedHourBen #SNL pic.twitter.com/IfPy1DPXQ7

— Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) March 3, 2019

The chair recognizes the congressman from Ohio, Mr. Jordan. #SNL pic.twitter.com/fLsgqGraC6

— Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) March 3, 2019

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Alec Baldwin Asks if Trump Twitter Rant ‘Constitutes a Threat’ to His Family’s Safety

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Could Alec Baldwin’s latest “Saturday Night Live” skit mocking President Trump actually put him and his family in danger? That’s what the actor wants to know, at least.

“I wonder if a sitting President exhorting his followers that my role in a TV comedy qualifies me as an enemy of the people constitutes a threat to my safety and that of my family?” Baldwin tweeted Sunday night.

The comment was in response to Trump’s blazing reaction much earlier in the day to Baldwin’s skit about his national emergency declaration to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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“Nothing funny about tired Saturday Night Live on Fake News NBC!” the president blasted. “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!”

He then added in a second all-caps tweet, “THE RIGGED AND CORRUPT MEDIA IS THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!”

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The cold open sketch on “SNL” started with Baldwin’s Trump lying about his height and weight.

“I’m here to declare a very urgent, important national emergency,” he said. “This is a big one, so I don’t want to waste any time. I just had a great health exam. I’m still standing 6 foot 7, 185 pounds. Shredded.”

When a reporter played by Kyle Mooney noted that statistics have found that undocumented immigrants have a lower crime rate than American citizens, Baldwin’s Trump responded, “Those numbers are faker than this emergency.”

“Wall works. Wall makes safe,” he also said. “Abuelas and bebes unless you give me wall.”

Watch the sketch by clicking here.

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Another weekend, another angry tweet from Donald Trump over “Saturday Night Live.”

After Alec Baldwin returned to the NBC show to lampoon Trump’s national emergency declaration to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, the president fired out two tweets Sunday morning, accusing NBC of “collusion” and attacking the media as a whole.

“Nothing funny about tired Saturday Night Live on Fake News NBC!” read the tweet. “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!”

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He then added in a second all-caps tweet, “THE RIGGED AND CORRUPT MEDIA IS THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!”

As usual, the tweets were met with derision with the most vocal anti-Trump figures on Twitter, like The Dem Coalition’s Scott Dworkin, who tweeted that “when Trump called for ‘SNL’ to be investigated for collusion today, it reminded me that he has no idea what the word collusion means.”

“I would give anything to be a fly on the wall when you’re watching ‘SNL’ and screaming at the TV,” wrote political blogger Andy Ostroy.

And actress Alyssa Milano wrote, “For the love of God, someone give this guy an audio recording of the constitution.”

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The cold open sketch on “SNL” started with Baldwin’s Trump lying about his height and weight.

“I’m here to declare a very urgent, important national emergency,” he said. “This is a big one, so I don’t want to waste any time. I just had a great health exam. I’m still standing 6 foot 7, 185 pounds. Shredded.”

When a reporter played by Kyle Mooney noted that statistics have found that undocumented immigrants have a lower crime rate than American citizens, Baldwin’s Trump responded, “Those numbers are faker than this emergency.”

“Wall works. Wall makes safe,” he also said. “Abuelas and bebes unless you give me wall.”

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Alec Baldwin didn’t show up on “SNL” much to deliver his Donald Trump impression all that often in the early part of the season, but he’s been popping up with more regularity of late. And on this week’s episode, Baldwin’s Trump delivered a tour de force parody of Trump’s press conference this week in which he explain why he was declaring a national emergency to try to pay for his border wall.

Baldwin, who last appeared on “SNL” Jan. 19, came right out of the gate spewing standard Trumpian nonsense at breakneck speeds, delivering a monologue before taking questions from assemble reporters played by “SNL” cast members. Here’s how his insane opener went:

“I’m here to declare a very urgent, important national emergency. This is a big one so I don’t want to waste any time. That’s why first I would like to blow my own horn a little bit,” Baldwin’s Trump declared as he headed off on his first series of tangents of the sketch. “I just had a great health exam. I’m still standing 6-foot-7, 185 pounds, shredded. We have another summit coming up in Hanoi with the North Korean leader, chairman Kim, who by the way is a very cool, misunderstood guy. I’m looking forward to seeing him next week as his dinner for shmucks, as he calls it.”

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And then he finally got to the main topic: that darn border wall.

“Let’s cut to the chase, folks. We need wall. Okay? We have a tremendous amount of drugs flowing into this country from the southern border, or the ‘brown line’ as many people have asked me not to call it,” Baldwin’s Trump said. “That’s why we need wall. Because wall works. Wall makes safe. You don’t have to be smart to understand that. In fact, it’s even easier to understand if you are not that smart. You can all see why I have to fake this national emergency, right? Because I want to. It’s really simple. We have a problem. Drugs are coming into this country through no wall.

“I asked President Xi if they had a drug problem in China. I’m not going to do the voice, but he said ‘No, no, no, me no like drugs. Me like death penalty.’ It sounds better with the voice, I think. But imagine if we used the death penalty for nonviolent crimes here. You shoplift, bing, bing, two in the back of the head. Something to kick around. I’m basically taking military money so I can has wall. So I’m gonna sign these papers for emergency and I will immediately be sued and it will not go in my favor and it will end up in the Supreme Court. And I’ll call my buddy Kavanaugh and I’ll say ‘It’s time to repay the Donny,’ and he’ll say ‘new phone, who dis?’ And the Mueller report will be released, crumbling my house of cards and I can plead insanity and do a few months in the [unintelligible] factory and my personal hell of playing president will finally be over.”

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And after all that, we were only about a third of the way through the sketch. From there, Baldwin’s Trump took questions from reporters played by “SNL” cast members Cecily Strong, Heidi Gardner and Mikey Day, with a bonus appearance from Trump’s attorney general nominee William Barr, as played by “SNL” regular Beck Bennett.

You can watch the sketch in full at the top of this post.

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Alec Baldwin Pleads Guilty on Harassment Charges From NYC Parking Dispute

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Alec Baldwin on Wednesday pleaded guilty to second-degree harassment and agreed to take anger management classes stemming from a well-publicized parking spot dispute in New York City last year.

Baldwin avoided a more stringent assault charge as part of his plea, according to ABC 7 in New York. The 60-year-old actor was accused of punching a man after they argued over a Greenwich Village parking spot last November — a claim Baldwin denied.

Baldwin, in court documents, did admit to pushing the man after believing he stole his spot, according to ABC 7.

Baldwin will have to pay a mandatory fee of $120 and provide documentation he completed his anger management courses by March 27, according to Fox News. Pictures and video of the incident will also be destroyed, according to Fox News.

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The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office argued after reviewing the video and speaking to multiple witnesses that the second-degree harassment charges were most suitable for Baldwin. The actor’s attorney stressed that he pleaded guilty to a violation, not a crime, according to ABC 7. He’ll be back in court for a compliance date on March 27.

The longtime Hollywood star has been lauded for his portrayal of President Trump in recent years on “Saturday Night Live.” Shortly after news of Baldwin’s arrest in November, Donald Trump Jr. tweeted about the incident, calling Baldwin a “piece of garbage.”

It wasn’t Baldwin’s first brush with the NYPD. In May 2014, the actor was cited for riding his bike in the wrong direction Tuesday and allegedly arguing with officers who stopped him.

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“Saturday Night Live” opened its first episode of 2019 with a sketch featuring the return of Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump, and Congress’ desperate attempt to get him to agree end the longest government shutdown in U.S. history.

As Steve Harvey (Kenan Thompson) explained, the only negotiation Trump would understand was with a game show: “Deal or No Deal: Government Shutdown Edition.” (Usual host Howie Mandel was apparently not available due to a germ thing, according to Harvey.)

Members of Congress (played by the “SNL” cast) stood around with numbered cases, ready to offer Trump alternatives to the over $5 billion he wants to build his border wall.

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But he was not a fan of a proposal from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (Kate McKinnon): “$1 Billion + you say ‘Nancy’s my mommy.’”

He also passed on a case from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (Beck Bennett). Schumer offered “Whatever You Want” until Pelosi reminded him they weren’t doing that, then offered “$15 + a pastrami on rye.”

He continued to say “no deal” to Mitch McConnell, Maxine Waters, Alexandra Ocasio Cortez, Cory Booker, and even Cardi B, who offered him “shmoney.”

Eventually he agreed to reopen the government in exchange for “hamberders” from a Clemson football player (Pete Davidson).

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