Donald Trump is furious that Saturday Night Live has the audacity to make fun of a sitting president, and he believes that there is some sort of “collusion” between SNL and the Democratic Party. On Sunday, he said that someone should “look into” possible collusion between SNL and his political opponents because apparently he has nothing better to do. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.


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Over the weekend, Donald Trump managed to find the real national emergency that the United States needs to be focused on, but unfortunately, that national emergency is just as fake as his other national emergency declaration. And it is the fact that Saturday night live keeps making fun of him. On Sunday, just nine hours after Saturday night live had aired a, a cold open featuring Alec Baldwin doing his Trump impression. Uh, Trump tweeted out the following, he said nothing funny about tired Saturday night live on fake news. NBC 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. So in Donald Trump’s warped a little mind, the producers of Saturday night live, possibly even Lauren Michaels himself, are somehow working with the DNC. Donald Trump’s political rivals each week to come up with new skits and jokes just to make fun of Donald Trump and the Republican party.

That is what Donald Trump believes according to not just this tweet, but he is actually tweeted out in recent months that there’s obviously collusion between Saturday night live and the Democratic Party. Now, I’m forced to assume at this point that Donald Trump has never actually seen Saturday night live prior to ever becoming president of the United States because since the show’s inception and I believe 1975 they’ve literally made fun of every single sitting president during their entire tenure on the air. Every single one of them has been made fun of. They have made fun of Democrats. They have made fun of Republicans and not just the presidents, but politicians have higher profiles. They make fun of everyone because it’s funny because it’s topical because it’s the news of the day and that is what they’re supposed to do. Sometimes it is funny. A lot of times it’s actually not that a clever nonetheless, there’s no investigation needed here.

Just because you got your little feelings hurt because you’re giving rambling press conferences that are very easy to make fun of. That doesn’t mean that SNL is actively working with the DNC or any of your political rivals. You know, a couple of days ago, Trump tweeted out that the democrats need to lighten up. You know, they need to chill out a little bit. Everything’s going great. Why so angry all the time? And then here he is, just four or five days later, getting triggered by an episode of Snl to the point where he actively called for an investigation to make sure that that program is not working for the Democratic Party.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced