In Alec Baldwin’s new SNL skit, Donald Trump gets questioned over ‘golden shower’ rumours. Courtesy: NBC/Saturday Night Live
TARAN Killam was unimpressed with Donald Trump when the now-president hosted Saturday Night Live in November 2015.
“The president is a moron,” Killam, 35, told Brooklyn Magazine this week.
“He was … everything you see. What you see is what you get with him, really,” Killam said. “I mean, there was no big reveal. He struggled to read at the table read, which did not give many of us great confidence. Didn’t get the jokes, really. He’s just a man who seems to be powered by bluster.”
He added, “It was not fun, and most of the cast and writers were not excited to have him there. I didn’t get the feeling that he was excited to be there, and it felt like a move for ratings from both sides.”
Killam is the second SNL player to point out both Trump’s alleged struggles with reading and obsession with ratings.
“So he doesn’t really know how to read. For real,” Pete Davidson told Opie Radio in November 2015.
“And he loves to improv. So during the table read, he like — before he had to read each line, and he’s the host so he’s in everything — he would go, ‘I’m not gonna say this. I’m gonna say this the way I’m gonna say this. Is that okay, Lorne?’ And everybody’s like, ‘What?’”
Davidson, 23, added, “He doesn’t get it. He thinks everybody’s laughing with him, but we’re all laughing at him … he constantly kept saying how amazing the ratings were gonna be.”
This article originally appeared on The New York Post and has been republished here with permission.