Ever since Donald Trump announced his campaign for president, "#Saturday Night Live" has made it an almost weekly routine to roast the president and his administration. After "SNL" poked fun at Trump supporter and Infowars host, #Alex Jones, the noted conspiracy theorist was not pleased.
Jones on Baldwin
For over a year and a half, the cast of "Saturday Night Live" has taken aim at Donald Trump and his advisers as they have other politicians and presidents over the last four decades. Due to Trump's outlandish and controversial style, the former host of "The Apprentice" has been easy fodder for comedians, and "SNL" is no exception. During the latest episode last Saturday night, #Alec Baldwin returned to the role of commander in chief, while mocking conspiracy theorist Alex Jones during the skit. During the March 13 edition of "The Alex Jones Show," the host was not pleased.
"Alec Baldwin thinks he is a tough guy,” Alex Jones said. "I challenge him a million dollars to the charity he wants to get in the ring with me, bare knuckle," Jones said, threatening Baldwin by predicting, "I will break your jaw, I will knock your teeth out, I will break your nose, and I will break your neck." Jones went on to label Baldwin a "coward" for his performance as Donald Trump on "Saturday Night Live."
Not stopping there, Alex Jones continued to lose his cool, telling Alec Baldwin that he will break his jaw and "smash" his nose into a "bloody pulp." "You fricking bully, you coward," he continued, informing Baldwin that he and his listeners "hate" him, while referring to the actor as a "scumbag." As the show moved on, Jones claimed that was only "joking" about hurting Baldwin, and predicted that the mainstream media would insist that he was serious. Jones' comments come as Donald Trump has gone silent in his criticism of the show, with his last remarks about "SNL" coming earlier this year.
While Alex Jones and Donald Trump are not a fan of Alec Baldwin and "Saturday Night Live," the show is experiencing their highest ratings in years. Despite the push back from conservatives, "SNL" doesn't appear to be going away anytime soon.