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Posted Friday 4/13/18 at 1:17PM EDT
SNL's Alex Moffat and Mikey Day respond to the Trump brothers' differing reactions to their "Weekend Update" impressions
Donald Trump Jr. seems to have found some humor in Day's impression, while Eric Trump complained last month to The Washington Post that Moffat gets him all wrong. "I’ve just assumed that Eric’s not a huge fan of the portrayal," says Moffat. "And I assume that Don Jr. is, because in his mind, it’s probably like, 'Oh yeah, that’s right. I am the smart one." Day adds: "We imagine Don Jr. laughing, hitting Eric on the shoulder: 'Look what they said about you…ha!'" ALSO: Anna Faris wasn't a fan of Abby Elliott's SNL impression of her.
Posted Thursday 3/15/18 at 5:20AM EDT
SNL portrays the Trump brothers as mental opposites, but why is Eric Trump the dumb one?
After 24 straight years of presidents with young daughters, Saturday Night Live finally has adult sons to pick on with Donald Trump Jr. (Mikey Day) and Eric Trump (Alex Moffat). "For a year now," says Dan Zak, "SNL has portrayed the Trump brothers, Eric and Don Jr., as a study in contrasts: Don is the adult and his younger brother is still very much a child — and perhaps a somewhat delayed one at that. It’s like something out of Steinbeck, with Don placating Eric with toys, treats and reassuring words." Zak, who profiled the brothers for The Washington Post in 2016, says SNL "does not capture either of them in the slightest. But, then again, the show has never gotten Hillary Clinton right either." As Zak points out, even though Eric is portrayed as the dumb one, it has been Donald Jr. who has been "in the fray a lot more than Eric over the past two years," especially with the Russia investigation. “Unfortunately it is the price one pays for being in a political family,” Eric Trump says of the SNL characterization. “They got it wrong, they detest us and they will do anything to try and undermine our credibility.” Zak notes that politics has a history of turning siblings into punchlines. "When a whole family enters politics, as the Trumps have done, its siblings undergo a public sorting," he says. "The media try to sniff out black sheep. Quirks and idiosyncrasies balloon into defining traits."
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Posted Thursday 1/04/18 at 4:57AM EST
Ellen hilariously responds to Eric Trump’s accusation that she’s part of the “Deep State”
“Eric, I just want to say I’m honored that you think I’m powerful enough to be part of a government conspiracy,” Ellen DeGeneres said on her talk show on Wednesday.
Posted Wednesday 1/03/18 at 1:26PM EST
Ellen DeGeneres thanks the firefighters who helped save her home
On her first Ellen show of 2018, DeGeneres recalled how 13 firefighters drove from the San Francisco Bay Area to protect her and Portia de Rossi’s home near Santa Barbara. Portia and I sat with them for a couple of hours and thanked them and talked to them,” DeGeneres said. “They were hilarious. That guy was hilarious,” she added while showing photos. ALSO: Eric Trump suggests Ellen is part of the “Deep State.”