The Republican presidential candidate, known for his candid and occasionally off-color tweeting at just about everyone, sat off-stage through a generic sketch about young lovers at an Italian restaurant owned by a feuding couple.
He “tweeted” thoughts such as: “Cecily Strong is not a nice person” and “This sketch is not funny. @TaranKillam is a dumb loser.”
When Kenan Thompson appeared as the cook, Trump’s tweets became more ridiculous, in a self-aware nod to his earlier opinions about the veracity of President Barack Obama’s birth certificate.
(“Sorry folks, but add a ‘y’ to ‘Kenan’ and you get ‘Kenyan.’ “)
The cast caught on quick, enough that Vanessa Bayer didn’t even want to appear at the end, for fear of what Trump might tweet.
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It all came to a halt when fellow cast member Leslie Jones walked onto the set to clue them all in. But Trump made a classic mistake when he responded to Jones’ praise with, “Thanks Leslie. And I love the blacks.”