If Donald Trump hates Saturday Night Live’s portrayal of him—something he’s reminded us of time and time again—he might want to consider not giving them so much ammo. For each new episode, the show’s writers have a veritable buffet of Trump blunders, lapses in judgment, and childish antics to mock, skewer, and send up. This week was no different, as the episode’s cold open took aim at Trump’s itchy twitter fingers, with Alec Baldwin returning as Trump.
The sketch featured a distracted Trump tweeting during a security briefing, a conceit that doesn’t seem so far-fetched considering how much time the President-elect seems to spend on the social media app. In fact, SNL writers had it pretty easy this week, as all the tweets used in the sketch were actual tweets written by Trump himself.
When Kellyanne Conway (played once again by Kate McKinnon) suggested that his incessant tweeting was just a clever ploy to distract the media from more alarming issues, Trump had four simple words: “My brain is bad.”
That may have been the jab that sent the president-elect over the edge. In another stunning lack of self-awareness, Trump took to—you guessed it—Twitter shortly after the sketch to voice his displeasure with the show.
The folks at SNL have been pretty ruthless on the president-elect this season, but as employees on a show that specializes in political satire, they’re just doing their job. If Trump really wants Saturday Night Live to stop hammering him so hard week after week, he might want to put down his phone.