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Alec Baldwin to Trump: 'Release Your Tax Returns and I'll Stop. Ha,' After Hilarious SNL Spoof Hurts Trump's Feelings

Trump wasted no time responding to SNL's cold open mocking his compulsive Twitter habits.

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SNL opened with another skit featuring Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump Saturday night. The bit was a hilarious send-up of the President-elect's ridiculously itchy Twitter finger and showed him retweeting random teenagers' inane tweets, rather than pay attention as his national security advisors tried to brief him.

What did Trump do as a result? He tweeted his outrage and threatened to turn the TV off. That'll show them. “Just tried watching Saturday Night Live – unwatchable! Totally biased," Trump wrote indicating that he does not have even a rudimentary knowledge of comedy. "Not funny and the Baldwin impersonation just can’t get any worse. Sad.”

Actually, the bit was pretty funny. Kate McKinnon reprised her role as an exasperated, possibly medicated Kellyanne Conway, who has more or less given up on steering her boss to a responsible, grown up course.

“There’s a reason why Mr. Trump tweets so much," McKinnon as Conway offers by way of explanation. "He does it to distract the media from his business conflicts and all the very scary people in his cabinet.”

“Actually, that’s not why I do it,” Baldwin as Trump said. “I do it because my brain is bad.”

Bad-brained Trump was up and watching SNL and obviously had all of his critical faculties intact, something that ought to bring comfort to a concerned nation.

As of this writing, however, Baldwin got the last word on our tweeter-in-chief, tweeting: "Release your tax returns and I'll stop. Ha."

No doubt Trump will respond shortly. The fact that Trump even spends his time bothering with such inanities when in seven weeks he will be inaugurated is beyond terrifying.

Here's the offending skit:

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