President-elect Donald Trump aired more of his grievances on Twitter after a “Saturday Night Live” skit where actor Alec Baldwin’s donned his Trump attire once more to poke fun at Trump’s post-election plans. Trump was not fond of the representation, leading to a Twitter feud between the president-elect and the actor.
The ladies of ABC’s “The View” weighed in on Trump’s tweet.
“Equal time doesn’t count after you’re elected,” co-host Joy Behar said.
Co-host Sunny Hostin called Trump “thin-skinned,” saying, “Political satire is very American. It’s the difference between our democracy and these regimes like in North Korea and Russia, that if you do this kind of thing, you get jailed.”
Whoopi Goldberg told the hosts that Trump had threatened to jail journalists. Trump has had a rocky relationship with the Washington Post, as well as other news sources with which he personally disagreed. Trump also threatened to sue the New York Times after they published allegations of sexual assault. Behar suggested that Trump would waterboard Baldwin.
Co-host Jedidiah Bila also commented, saying:
One of the most attractive things to me in a human, politician or whatever, is the ability to laugh at yourself. This is comedy, and if Donald Trump were a big person with character, then he would be able to say “Great job. You guys are hilarious.” And you’d be able to look at that and find the beauty in it. I think it’s a reflection on you when you can’t do that. You look petty, you look small. This is America, this is talent. Embrace it.
The ladies offered up one final opinion on the matter: that satire is a sign that one has arrived.