Every four years as candidates battle to become the next President of the United States, "Saturday Night Live" pokes fun at the process and the individuals involved. For President-elect Donald Trump, he is not a fan of the show, and doesn't think it will be around much longer.

Trump on SNL

Over the last year, Alec Baldwin has been used as a fictionalized version of Donald Trump on "Saturday Night Live." Exaggerating his puns and mannerisms, Baldwin has received mostly rave reviews from critics who point out the similarities to the real life figure.

Trump, however, has been vocal in his opposition. Just weeks before Election Day, Trump called for the show to be pulled off the air because of their mockery of him, and recently went on a Twitter tirade while the most recent episode was still on the air. These issues were discussed during an interview on the December 7 edition of the "TODAY" show.

(The comments on "Saturday Night Live" start at 8:30 in the above video.)

Joining host Matt Lauer was Donald Trump, who addressed a variety of topics on Wednesday morning.

As the interview was coming to a close, Lauer brought up Trump's issue with "Saturday Nigh Live" and his constant use of Twitter to express his anger. "Can we agree, President-elect Trump, that at this stage, it would be better for you to simply stop watching SNL instead of watching it and complaining about it?," Lauer asked.

"Well I hosted SNL when it was a good show, but it's not a good show anymore," Donald Trump said.

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"First of all, nothing to do with me, there is nothing funny about it. The skits are terrible," he continued. "I like Alec, but his imitation of me is really mean spirited and not very good. I don't think it's good," Trump continued. "It's meant to be very mean spirited and bias."

When Lauer asked why he didn't just stop watching it, Trump responded that he doesn't even think "Saturday Night Live" will be on the air much longer.

"Look, frankly, the way the show is going now, and you look at the kind of work they are doing, who knows how long that show is going to be on," Trump said, before adding again, "It's a terrible show."

Trump's Twitter trouble

Less than a week after he was elected president, Donald Trump vowed to be "very retrained" when it came to his future use of social media. Since that time, Trump has been unable to stick to his word as he's gone off on multiple rants on Twitter.

In addition to his attacks on "Saturday Night Live," Trump has targeted the cast of the hit musical "Hamilton," the mainstream media, and the entire country of China after he broke nearly 40 years of United States' protocol and spoke with the president of Taiwan.

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