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Trump denies asking if DOJ and FEC could probe 'SNL' and says the only person who 'had what it took' to imitate him was Darrell Hammond

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Former US President Donald Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held in the Hyatt Regency on February 28, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images
  • Former President Donald Trump denied calling on the DOJ and FEC to investigate Saturday night Live.

  • He also said Darrell Hammond was "the only one who had what it took," to do a good impression of him.

  • "The 100% one-sided shows should be considered an illegal campaign contribution from the Democrat party," he said.

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Former President Donald Trump issued a rambling statement on Tuesday denying that he ordered the Department of Justice or Federal Election Commission to investigate "Saturday Night Live," after the Daily Beast on Tuesday reported that he did.

Trump called the story, "fabricated," and railed against, "late-night losers," arguing that he helped "SNL's" ratings during his tenure.

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He also had choice words about Alec Baldwin's impression of him, saying, "the only one who could do it was Darrell Hammond."

"I do believe that the 100% one-sided shows should be considered an illegal campaign contribution from the Democrat party," he reiterated.

Trump had tweeted in March 2019 calling for federal agencies to investigate "Saturday Night Live."

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