Trump continues to give ‘SNL’ material

NEW YORK (AP) — Already enjoying its best ratings in eight years with politically charged comedy, “Saturday Night Live” got something even more beneficial with Donald Trump’s potshots — validation.

Hours after seeing himself portrayed by Alec Baldwin opposite Kate McKinnon’s Hillary Clinton impersonation for the third straight week, the Republican presidential candidate took to Twitter to complain. He called the opening skit a hit job, and said Baldwin’s impersonation stinks. “Time to retire the boring and unfunny show,” Trump tweeted.

“Trump doing this is like an endorsement for the rest of the world,” said David Bianculli, author of the upcoming book “The Platinum Age of Television.”

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