Leslie Jones Calls Trump ‘Idiot’ After He Threatens Investigation of ‘SNL’

LOS ANGELES - SEP 17: Leslie Jones at the 2018 Emmy Awards Arrivals at the Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA. (Credit: Deposit Photos)

Saturday Night Live regular Leslie Jones tore into President Trump after he called for an investigation of the NBC sketch comedy series.

“This guy is an idiot!! It was a rerun you moron!! #lordhelpusplease,” Jones wrote Sunday on Instagram, referring to Trump’s tweetstorm hours earlier about Saturday night’s repeat of SNL. 


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This guy is an idiot!! It was a rerun you moron!! #lordhelpusplease

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The cold open of the episode — which originally aired on Dec. 15, 2018 — showed Alec Baldwin as Trump asking for a Christmas wish, that he’d never been elected president.

POTUS took to Twitter Sunday morning to bash the “not funny/no talent” show, which frequently mocks him and his administration.

“It’s truly incredible that shows like Saturday Night Live, not funny/no talent, can spend all of their time knocking the same person (me), over & over, without so much of a mention of ‘the other side.’ Like an advertisement without consequences. Same with Late Night Shows,” he tweeted at 7:59 a.m. ET.

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Trump wasn’t done and 14 minutes later called for the Federal Election Commission and/or the Federal Communications Commission to investigate SNL for possible “collusion” with Democrats.

“Should Federal Election Commission and/or FCC look into this? There must be collusion with the Democrats and, of course, Russia! Such one sided media coverage, most of it Fake News. Hard to believe I won and am winning. Approval Rating 52%, 93% with Republicans. Sorry! #MAGA,” he wrote on Twitter.


Once Jones got wind of the president’s comments, she let loose on Instagram. Her post generated more than 100,000 likes.

You can watch the cold open that got under Trump’s skin below.