President Donald Trump has publicly called for authorities to investigate primetime comedy sketch show Saturday Night Live over its humorous depictions of his presidency, but the Republican leader has inspired countless satirical portrayals across the globe as well.
The latest controversy erupted after Trump took to Twitter in response to an SNL skit aired over the weekend, which imagined a world if Hillary Clinton would have won the 2016 presidential election in a riff of the 1946 Christmas classic It’s A Wonderful Life entitled “It’s A Wonderful Trump.” In the sketch, Alec Baldwin reprises his role as Trump, who is shown a much happier, alternate reality in which he is not in office.
“A REAL scandal is the one sided coverage, hour by hour, of networks like NBC & Democrat spin machines like Saturday Night Live. It is all nothing less than unfair news coverage and Dem commercials. Should be tested in courts, can’t be legal? Only defame & belittle! Collusion?” the real Trump tweeted on Sunday.
Thousands of miles away, however, Trump was being satirized in the land of his ancestors, which awarded him the undesirable Golden Idiot prize.