Alec Baldwin Slams Trump For Tweeting A Threat To His Safety

US President Donald Trump said without much explanation that Saturday Night Live is a coordinated attempt by NBC at character assassination

US President Donald Trump said without much explanation that Saturday Night Live is a coordinated attempt by NBC at character assassination

During the cold open, the 60-year-old actor returned as Trump to declare a state of national emergency because he wants the wall at the Southern Border built ASAP.

"Now that the president is still not getting his wall, he thinks his temper tantrum should be a national emergency", added the New York Democrat with the hashtag #FakeTrumpEmergency.

The announcement was met with a slurry of criticism from lawmakers and politicians, who accused Trump of over-stepping his constitutional bounds.

When asked whether there was now a national emergency along the border, a majority of Americans - 58 percent - said they disagreed, based on what they have heard and read.

"We need wall because wall works", he continued, "Wall make safe". Emergency declarations are meant to temporarily enhance the president's power during a legitimate crisis.

Overall, the responses by people who applauded the move mirror the president's approval ratings since he took office.

It said Mr Trump's declaration was an abuse of power and usurpation of Congress.

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The sketch also had a number of gags that pokes fun at Trump's tendency to racially stereotype.

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said he "wished he wouldn't have done it", USA Today reported.

"There are plenty of real emergencies to invest our tax dollars in", said Quirk, part of a local progressive group called Soma Action.

Speaking on "Fox News Sunday", Miller defended the president's executive authority to declare an emergency and dismissed both threats, telling host Chris Wallace, "Obviously, the president is going to protect his national emergency declaration. We don't know what they're bringing across the border", he said.

"Half of the additional money is from reprogramming authority that the president has".

To pay for his wall, Trump would also use $601 million from the Treasury Forfeiture Fund and up to $2.5 billion under the Department of Defense funds transferred for support for counter-drug activities.

As snow fell in Boston, Massachusetts, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley took to the stage to speak against Trump's bid to bypass Congress and help free up $8bn in funds for his wall, which was one of his biggest 2016 campaign promises.

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