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The late-night variety show “Saturday Night Live”, or “SNL,” has been a firm critic of President Donald Trump since before he ran for office.

From Alec Bladwin’s impression of Trump, to Melissa McCarthy’s hilarious impression of his press secretary Sean Spicer, they have revived “SNL’s” political humor.

“SNL” has always bashed presidents, from George W. Bush to Bill Clinton, but Trump’s reactions to the impressions have caused the show to regain popularity.

At any negative connotation to his name, President Trunp often sends out tweets bashing the show.

Trump once wrote on Twitter that the show should be “retired” because it was “boring and unfunny.”

If Trump wants “SNL” to stop, he has to ignore them.

“SNL’s” ratings have improved to levels from the mid-’90s when comedians like Chris Farley and David Spade headlined.

On Saturday, May 13, “SNL” hit its highest ratings in seven years for a May episode.

The episode received 10.3 million viewers, according to Nielsen, a company that takes ratings of shows and tracks viewership of shows.

The episode featured Melissa McCarthy and her Sean Spicer impression as well as Alec Baldwin’s Trump impression.

President Trump is known for his fiery tweets and maintains one of the best social media followings in politics, but he has to be quiet if he wants “SNL” to stop.

As singer-songwriter Tom Lehrer once said, “If a person feels he can’t communicate, the least he can do is shut up about it.”

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