You’ve probably heard about Alec Baldwin’s hilarious portrayal of President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live. You’ve also probably heard about Trump’s tweets responding to the teasing he’s gotten from Baldwin and the SNL crew. For example, Trump was very unhappy about the December 3″classroom” episode, in which Baldwin’s Trump couldn’t put down his phone and compulsively retweeted random strangers who agreed with him.
Trump’s Tweet About The Show
Within an hour, before the show ended, Trump sent a tweet with his typical extreme criticism. About 20 minutes later, Baldwin offered Trump a deal:
Release your tax returns and I'll stop.
— HABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) December 4, 2016
Trump was not amused.
Trump’s Tweets On Defense
Here’s what the President-elect had to say about the military personnel he’s met with lately:
I met some really great Air Force GENERALS and Navy ADMIRALS today, talking about airplane capability and pricing. Very impressive people!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 22, 2016
Well, we knew DT didn’t stand for Deep Thought.
The Upcoming Inauguration
You’ve probably also heard that some popular entertainers have turned down the invitation to perform at the inauguration. According to the Daily Beast, these performers politely declined:
- Elton John, who said it wasn’t personal. Trump was “nice to him” when they met, but being British, he didn’t want his work used in any American elections.
- Garth Brooks
- Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli
- Producer David Foster
- the Washington, DC area high school marching bands
The Wrap reported that the inauguration team was offering to pay steep fees to performers and to offer plum positions to insiders who could broker an appearance by Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, or someone of similar stature in the entertainment world. No one has confirmed yet that any of those three entertainers has been contacted,
Alec Baldwin To The Rescue
On December 23, 2016, Alec Baldwin offered to help Trump out. He tweeted:
I wanna perform at Trump's inauguration.
I wanna sing HIGHWAY TO HELLhttps://t.co/fCTArIajFb
— HABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) December 23, 2016
I can totally appreciate Baldwin’s song selection.
Featured image from SNL video.