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In case you missed it: Why Donald Trump had angry tweets for 'SNL' and 'Hamilton' — and Alec Baldwin responds (w/ video)

Alec Baldwin returned as Donald Trump on "Saturday Night Live."

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Alec Baldwin returned as Donald Trump on "Saturday Night Live."

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November

If you took a break from social media over the weekend, you might have missed two of Donald Trump's latest Twitter targets: the Broadway musical Hamilton and NBC's Saturday Night Live.

After the election, many were wondering if the President-elect would personally continue using  his Twitter account, where he has 15.6 million followers, to candidly speak his mind. When asked about it on 60 Minutes recently, Trump told Leslie Stahl that he'd be "very restrained," but that he still like social media as "a method of fighting back."

On Saturday, Trump made that clear, coming to the defense of Mike Pence, who attended a Hamilton performance last week. At the end of that performance, actor Brandon Dixon told the audience that Pence was there, and delivered a message from the stage to the Vice President-elect. 

Pence later said he wasn't offended. Trump, however, demanded an apology. 

Later Saturday night, Alec Baldwin returned to Saturday Night Live to portray Trump in a sketch that parodied the President-elect's preparations to take over the presidency, with Beck Bennett playing Pence.

Trump, who himself hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live just over a year ago, responded to the sketch, calling it "nothing funny at all."

Not long after that, Baldwin responded to Trump's tweet with several of his own, suggesting that Baldwin isn't planning on giving up the role of Trump any time soon. 

 

[Last modified: Monday, November 21, 2016 12:11pm]

    

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