Alec Baldwin again skewered President Trump on "Saturday Night Live", in the February 16 cold open to address recent White House developments in a skit that drew a rebuke from President Trump himself.
The actor known for portraying Trump on the comedy show raised the question Sunday night.
Trump's frequent tweets against the media - primarily targeting news outlets that he calls the "enemy of the people" - have caused considerable concern at NBC and other companies.
US President Donald Trump is now openly calling for "retribution" against sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, tacitly admitting that Alec Baldwin's middling impression is capable of unsettling one of the most powerful people on Earth.
Speaking of the border wall a bit later on, Baldwin's Trump said, "We. Wall makes safe. You don't have to be smart to understand that, and in fact it's even easier to understand if you're not that smart". "I have to because I want to", Baldwin's Trump said during the cold open.
Near the end of the sketch, Baldwin's Trump had another line meant to give away that the president realizes his declaration of a national emergency is a sham. "Drugs are coming into this country through no wall".
"Saturday Night Live" airs live coast-to-coast Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. ET / 8:30 p.m. PT on NBC.
Baldwin is asking if Trump's tweet "constitutes a threat" to his family's safety.
President Trump once again took aim at "Saturday Night Live", suggesting that there should be a price to pay by TV networks for delivering such scathing satire.
The faux president explained that declaring the emergency would likely lead to a challenge in court.