After Donald Trump announced his campaign for president, his controversial style became the butt of many jokes. Despite dishing out criticism of his own, Trump has often appeared thin-skinned when dealing with attacks on himself, even when its done with satire on "Saturday Night Live."

Trump on SNL

It's been tradition for "Saturday Night Live" to poke fun at politicians, regardless of whether they are Republicans or Democrats, and the hit show has done so for decades.

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During the 2016 presidential election, the rotating cast hit back at all the taboos, exaggerating personalities to the delight of the majority of viewers. The most talked about skit quickly became Alec Baldwin portraying Donald Trump, which only escalated as the billionaire real estate mogul picked up momentum on the campaign trail. Trump was so bothered by Baldwin's performance that he made a habit out of lashing out on Twitter, going as far as calling for the show to be canceled.

"Saturday Night Live" on Donald Trump, via YouTube
"Saturday Night Live" on Donald Trump, via YouTube

As seen during the show's Christmas special on December 17, Baldwin once again took part in the roast of the president-elect.

As part of the cold-open to the Christmas special of "Saturday Night Live," Alec Baldwin reprised the role of Donald Trump, with Kate McKinnon playing the part of former campaign manager and current senior advisor Kellyanne Conway. Baldwin quickly took a shot at Trump for his spelling error earlier in the day, when the president-elect attempted to use the word "unprecedented," but instead wrote "unpresidented" during a social media attack on China.

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John Goodman even returned to the show, playing the role of newly nominated Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who has been known for his close ties to Russia and Vladimir Putin. Goodman's Tillerson was shown interacting with "Putin," who came down Trump's chimney as a shirtless Santa at Trump Tower.

Trump trouble

Earlier in the day, Alec Baldwin trolled Donald Trump on Twitter, posting a picture of himself in full make-up behind the scenes at "Saturday Night Live." The last time Trump lashed out, Baldwin tweeted the former host of "The Apprentice" and informed him that he would stop appearing on the show as long as the new president-elect released his tax returns.

As of press time, Trump's tax returns continue to remain private.

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