14 Reasons The White House Declared War On SNL
"Saturday Night Live" is an American late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol. The show premiered on NBC on October 11, 1975, under the original title NBC's Saturday Night. The show's comedy sketches, which often parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying cast of repertory and newer cast members. Each week, the show features a host who delivers the opening monologue and performs in sketches with the cast as necessary.
Ever since the election of Donald Trump, Saturday Night Live has been a thorn in his side. The late-night comedy show has relentlessly poked fun at the president, and Trump hasn't been shy about voicing his displeasure. This week, the White House finally had enough and declared war on SNL. Here are reasons why they decided to fight back against the show.
Read 14 examples of SNL throwing comedy jabs at the White House during the Trump administration.