SNL mocks Trump's Twitter obsession, Trump tweets distaste

Commentary: Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump retweets random people. He tweets all the time. Can he stop? No, he cannot. Neither can real Trump in reply.

Chris Matyszczyk
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Things aren't looking too good.

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"My brain is bad."

This is how Donald Trump explains his penchant for retweeting random Twitterers who take his fancy.

You see, it's not that he wants to distract people from other matters, such as potential business conflicts.
He just can't help himself. Yes, even though he's in a security briefing.

We're talking about Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump, of course. Real Donald Trump would never do this.

Still, "Saturday Night Live" can't help but continue with its less than flattering portrayal of the president-elect.

He's distracted and, well, not quite right in the head. He doesn't really care about Syria, Iran and all those other pesky nations. He does, though, have time to take credit for Osama Bin Laden being eliminated.

He also enjoys retweeting citizens such as Seth and the man whose bio says:"Liberalism is a mental illness."

Kate McKinnon's KellyAnne Conway -- she who must find ever more creative ways to defend her boss -- is struggling with seeing the truth in power.

Witness a president who wants to "Build the Swamp." Yes, campaign promises such as building the wall and draining the swamp must be "smushed" together.

Perhaps, though, it's the entrance of Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon who might frighten and amuse -- in equal parts -- the most.

You wouldn't expect that real Donald Trump would react to this depiction of him as a serial tweeter by, say, tweeting, would you?


On Saturday night, Trump couldn't resist musing: "Just tried watching Saturday Night Live -- unwatchable! Totally biased, not funny and the Baldwin impersonation just can't get any worse. Sad."

He's quite right. Baldwin's caricature is, at best, strained. And, yes, it's all sad.

But can the president-elect tweet make us hear tweet, tweet music in our hearts again? That may not be easy.