Donald Trump Refuses to Stop Watching 'SNL' Despite Saying the Show Is 'Terrible'

"I do like [Alec] and I like him as an actor, but I don't think his imitation of me gets me at all," Trump said

Donald Trump‘s war against Saturday Night Live isn’t over.

The president-elect, 70, called into the Today show Wednesday to discuss being named Time magazine’s Person of the Year 2016 with Matt Lauer. During the interview, the host brought up Trump’s repeated slamming of SNL and Alec Baldwin‘s portrayal of him, suggesting perhaps he simply just stop watching the show.

“I hosted SNL when it was a good show, but it’s not a show anymore,” Trump responded. “First of all, nothing to do with me — there’s nothing funny about it, the skits are terrible.”

Lauer then flat out asks Trump, “so why do you keep watching it?” — but the president-elect avoids the question and instead goes on to say that Baldwin’s imitation of him is “not very good” and has malicious intent.

“I do like [Alec] and I like him as an actor, but I don’t think his imitation of me gets me at all,” he said. “It’s meant to be very mean-spirited.”

“But you can’t bring yourself to stop watching it?” Lauer asks Trump.“Frankly, the way the show is going now, when you look at the kind of work they’re doing, who knows how long that show’s going to go on?” he responded. “It’s a terrible show.”

Over the weekend, the 58-year-old actor reprised his impersonation of Trump in another SNL cold open, where he poked fun at the president-elect’s nonstop activity on Twitter.

Trump was not thrilled with Baldwin’s portrayal of him and took to Twitter to slam the show.

“Just tried watching Saturday Night Live – unwatchable! Totally biased, not funny and the Baldwin impersonation just can’t get any worse. Sad,” he tweeted.

The former 30 Rock star then responded with his own tweet, calling out Trump to release his tax returns.

Trump has taken his issues with the NBC sketch show, along with many other subjects, public via Twitter. Although Lauer questioned the appropriateness of the medium, Trump defended the social media site as a “modern form of communication.”

“I get [information] out much faster than a press release. I get it out much more honestly than dealing with dishonest reporters,” he said of using Twitter.

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