Trump asked advisors and lawyers to look into how SNL and other late-night shows could be punished after they repeatedly mocked him.
Two sources said that Trump asked aides in 2019 to look at what the FCC, US courts, and the DOJ could do about SNL and other shows, like Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Trump tweeted in March ’19 that he wanted federal agencies to investigate SNL.
“It’s truly incredible that shows like Saturday Night Live, not funny/no talent, can spend all of their time knocking the same person (me), over & over, without so much of a mention of ‘the other side.’
Should Federal Election Commission and/or FCC look into this? There must be Collusion with the Democrats and, of course, Russia!”
Sources told The Daily Beast that Trump had to be repeatedly told that the shows are satire, meaning they were protected, and that Trump was disappointed that there was no way he could legally challenge them.