Leslie Jones on ‘SNL’ irking Trump: ‘Of course we loved it'

Leslie Jones and her “Saturday Night Live” co-stars got a kick out of President Trump’s frequent poor reviews of their show.

The comedian, 49, says she and her fellow cast members enjoyed reading the commander-in-chief’s harsh tweets about their parodies, which regularly spoofed him and the nation’s political climate.

“We loved that. Of course we loved it,” Jones told The New York Times. “You just want to see him turn red and orange, all the colors.”

Trump was often a subject of “SNL” sketches last season, which began in October 2016 — a month before the election — and ran through the third week of May. Alec Baldwin portrayed Trump in a recurring role, appearing in the majority of the season’s episodes during the cold open.

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The President slammed “SNL” as “unwatchable” and “not funny” on Twitter early on in the season, and also deemed Baldwin’s impersonation of him as “mean-spirited” in a December interview on another NBC program, the “Today” show.

Naturally, the election led to considerable buzz around “SNL.”

“I knew something exciting was happening because of the election, and we were going to try to cover it as best we could,” Jones told The Times. “Everybody’s like, “Oh, isn’t it exciting?” But to us it just felt normal.”

It’s not the first time an “SNL” cast member has reacted to Trump’s tweets about their show.

In April, Beck Bennett — who played Vladimir Putin in multiple skits — told the Daily News: “It’s kind of gratifying, because it means we’re doing our job well,

President Trump often shared criticisms of “SNL” on Twitter.

President Trump often shared criticisms of “SNL” on Twitter.

(Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

“It’s funny, and it’s also like we’re doing something right if it’s upsetting him. (But) the show’s goal isn’t to upset him by any means. It’s to make a funny reflection on what’s happening.”

His co-star Kyle Mooney, meanwhile, had a slightly different reaction

“I get a little scared,” Mooney told The News. “Whenever anybody says what you do isn’t good, it’s always unflattering and makes me feel uncomfortable. But when the person who’s in charge of the United States of America says ‘Not good,’ I’m like, ‘Oh.’ It’s a little unflattering.”

Season 43 of “SNL” is set to premiere on Sept. 30.

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