Alec Baldwin reacts to Donald Trump dissing SNL (which The xx played)
The Kristen Wiig-hosted episode of SNL went down over the weekend with The xx as musical guests. They played "On Hold," the lead single off their upcoming album I See You, and also debuted another new song, "I Dare You." Watch the "On Hold" video (unique dance moves included) below. The "I Dare You" video isn't up but you can watch the full episode here.
The episode opened with a sketch starring Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump, which depicted Trump preparing for presidency. Like he did after Hamilton gave a speech to Mike Pence from the stage, the actual Donald Trump tweeted his disapproval of the SNL sketch:
Alec Baldwin riled up by that comment, and fired back some tweets of his own:
Election is over. There is no more equal time. Now u try 2 b Pres + ppl respond. That's pretty much it.
You know what I would do if I were Prez? I'd be focused on how to improve the lives of AS MANY AMERICANS AS POSSIBLE.
I'd be focused on improving our reputation abroad, including actually fighting for freedom and not just oil.
I would make every effort 2 retrain Americans so 2 cre8 jobs.
1 way u make America gr8 again is 2 put it back 2 work.
I would make appointments that encouraged people, not generate fear and doubt.
Earlier this month, Alec Baldwin interviewed Michael Stipe for his podcast.
Watch SNL's cold open and the "On Hold" performance: