Mocked for his tweets, Donald Trump fires back on Twitter

 US President-elect Donald Trump posted criticising tweets against comedy show Saturday Night Live, which aired a sketch mocking his penchant for sending tweets.
US President-elect Donald Trump posted criticising tweets against comedy show Saturday Night Live, which aired a sketch mocking his penchant for sending tweets.PHOTO: EPA

WASHINGTON (AFP) - President-elect Donald Trump has reacted to a comedy sketch that mocked his penchant for sending tweets - by sending a tweet.

Mr Trump again lambasted the show Saturday Night Live, on which he is played by actor Alec Baldwin.

But whereas on other occasions Mr Trump has tweeted his criticism the next morning, this time he fired away before the show ended.

"Just tried watching Saturday Night Live - unwatchable! Totally biased, not funny and the Baldwin impersonation just can't get any worse. Sad," Mr Trump wrote.

In the latest sketch, Mr Trump is gently chided by aides for sending retweets, one from a high school student, during a national security briefing.

Actress Kate McKinnon's Kellyanne Conway, a Trump strategist, said the President-elect tweets a lot "to distract the media from his business conflicts and all the very scary people in his Cabinet".

But Mr Trump as played by Baldwin said: "Actually that's not why I do it. I do it because my brain is bad."

After Mr Trump's tweet, Baldwin himself tweeted: "Release your tax returns and I'll stop. Ha."