'Overtly Political': 'Outnumbered' Takes on SNL's Latest Trump Sketch
Funny or not?
The "Outnumbered" panel weighed in this afternoon following Saturday Night Live's latest Donald Trump sketch, which saw Alec Baldwin lampoon the president-elect's news conference.
Trump once again took to Twitter in response to Baldwin's impersonation:
.@NBCNews is bad but Saturday Night Live is the worst of NBC. Not funny, cast is terrible, always a complete hit job. Really bad television!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 15, 2017
Former Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA), who was once impersonated on the show by Jon Hamm, recalled that SNL used to go after both parties when it came to politics, but is now solely focused on Trump.
He agreed with Trump's press secretary Sean Spicer, who argued that SNL would never have portrayed Barack Obama in this way.
Meghan McCain, who once worked at SNL, said political parody and satire is important, but expressed disappointment over the show's recent Trump sketches.
"It's overtly political in a way I've never seen SNL do before. ... I think they should stick to offending everybody all the time. I'm actually deeply disappointed in this because when I was at SNL, it wasn't this kind of show," she said.
Watch the discussion above and the SNL sketch below.