Trump Sent DOJ After SNL & Other Late Night Shows

Trump wanted the DOJ to stop SNL from making fun of him. John Iadarola and Yasmin Khan break it down on The Damage Report. 

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"It’s no secret that Donald Trump hated Alec Baldwin’s orange-skinned, slack-jawed portrayal of him on Saturday Night Live. But a new report says he actually tried to use the powers of the presidency to stop it.

According to The Daily Beast, in 2019 Mr Trump asked White House aides and lawyers whether the Department of Justice or the Federal Communications Commission could investigate SNL, along with other late-night shows that ridiculed him. The shows, his advisers explained, were all clearly satirical, which meant they were protected as free speech under the First Amendment."*

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