SNL writer tweets Barron Trump is ‘country’s first homeschool shooter’

SNL writer tweets Barron Trump is ‘country’s first homeschool shooter’

“Saturday Night Live” irregular Alec Baldwin has promised to continue to skewer Donald Trump now that he has been sworn in as president. Although Trump has tweeted that the actor’s impersonation of him is “sad,” other observers, including yours truly, disagree. Regardless of the quality of Baldwin’s delivery, imitations of presidents are as old as Sahara, and Trump should simply ignore it.

What is not OK is for that show or its writers to violate the long-standing unwritten rule that presidents’ children are off-limits for ridicule or mockery. SNL writer Katie Rich did just that, tweeting yesterday:

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The tweet has since been deleted (which seems to be a common fate these days of tasteless zingers from the Left once their creators have been called out), but vestiges remain. So do reactions, the majority of which are negative.

Apart from the mean-spiritedness of the comment, it’s inaccurate. Barron Trump, the president’s 10-year-old son, is not homeschooled.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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