(USA Features) Former President Donald Trump pushed back on a report this week that he ordered his Justice Department to go after “Saturday Night Live” in a way that also teased a future presidential bid.
“The story that I asked the Department of Justice to go after ratings-challenged (without Trump!) Saturday Night Live, and other late-night Losers, is total Fake News,” Trump said about a story published by the Daily Beast.
“It was fabricated, there were no sources, and yet the Lamestream Media goes with it,” he added.
“I did say, however, that Alec Baldwin has no talent, certainly when it comes to imitating me. The one who had what it took was Darrell Hammond,” said the former president.
“With all of that being said, however, I do believe that the 100% one-sided shows should be considered an illegal campaign contribution from the Democrat Party,” he wrote.
He added this: It’s “hard to believe I got 75 million votes (the most of any sitting President) despite all of that, together with a very Fraudulent Election. 2024 or before!”
Trump has teased a potential 2024 return to the GOP presidential primaries a number of times in recent weeks.
But also, those close to him have said he is waiting to see how his party does during next year’s midterm elections.
“According to Newsmax host Rob Schmitt who spent Saturday with Trump at his golf course in Westchester, New York, the former president is getting read to wage political war against Republican Senator Mitch McConnell,” Trending Politics reported Wednesday, noting that Trump is “easing” back into politics.
“He talks just like a regular guy,” Schmitt said on Newsmax. “Loves to tell dirty jokes and cuss and do all the things guys do.
“He’s warm and personable, very engaging. Not a politician, that’s his best quality. And he says he’s going after Mitch McConnell. And anybody who supports him, he’s thinking about not supporting them!” Schmitt said of the Senate minority leader and Kentucky Republican.