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Donald Trump criticizes Alec Baldwin's impression of him, calls 'SNL' a 'terrible show'

The president-elect is not a fan of Alec Baldwin's impression of him on this season of "Saturday Night Live."
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/ Source: TODAY

Donald Trump just can’t look away when it comes to “Saturday Night Live.”

Although the president-elect hosted the program only a year ago, he has blasted the show recently in a series of tweets taking aim at the way he's been portrayed by Alec Baldwin.

On Wednesday, during an interview with TODAY’s Matt Lauer, Trump even suggested the long-running program's days may finally be numbered.

“I hosted 'SNL' when it was a good show but it’s not a good show anymore,” he said. "Nothing to do with me, there’s nothing funny about it. The skits are terrible.”

Most recently, Trump took to Twitter over the weekend to call out the program as “unwatchable.”

He also specifically targeted Baldwin’s pouty, bumbling take on him.

“I like Alec but his imitation of me is really mean-spirited and not very good,” he said on TODAY.

“I like him as an actor but I don’t think his imitation of me gets me at all, and it’s meant to be mean-spirited, which is very biased. And I don’t like it.”

When Lauer suggested it might be better for him to just stop watching the program, Trump continued to disparage the show’s work and even suggested it faces cancellation.

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“The way the show is going now and you look at the kind of work they’re doing, who knows how long that show is going to be on,” he said. “It’s a terrible show.”

SNL premiered on NBC in 1975 and has been a weekly staple for the network ever since.

“I think it’s going to do okay,” Lauer replied before moving on to another topic.