NEW YORK — President Donald Trump has panned Saturday Night Live’s season premiere but tweeted praise for Kanye West, who closed the show with a pro-Trump message.
Saturday’s show opened with Matt Damon playing Brett Kavanaugh in a parody of Thursday’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on sexual assault claims.
As the show ended, West took the stage wearing a ‘‘Make America Great Again’’ hat and made an unscripted pro-Trump speech after the credits rolled.
Videos of the speech circulated on social media.
Trump tweeted Sunday that he didn’t watch the show — it’s ‘‘no longer funny’’ and ‘‘is just a political ad for the Dems.’’
He added: ‘‘Word is that Kanye West, who put on a MAGA hat after the show (despite being told ‘no’), was great. He’s leading the charge!’’
Like many, I don?t watch Saturday Night Live (even though I past hosted it) - no longer funny, no talent or charm. It is just a political ad for the Dems. Word is that Kanye West, who put on a MAGA hat after the show (despite being told ?no?), was great. He?s leading the charge!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2018