powered by bluster

Taran Killam Says Trump’s SNL Appearance Was ‘Not Fun’ and That He ‘Struggled’ at the Table Read

Taran Killam. Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

While Taran Killam was recently (and sensually) crowned King George III in Broadway’s Hamilton, he’s perhaps best remembered for his six-year run on Saturday Night Live, which ended in 2016. Today, in a Brooklyn Magazine interview, Killam revisited his time on the long-running NBC sketch show, specifically as it regarded a certain host who’s now the leader of the free world. “It was not fun,” Killam said of having Trump host the show. Killam confirmed, as fellow SNL cast member Pete Davidson has stated previously, that Trump “struggled to read” at his episode’s table read and didn’t seem to get the jokes. Much like the White House, Trump didn’t seem to be happy to be there either, and operated “powered by bluster.” Leaving no doubt as to Killam’s feelings about the matter, he ended succinctly: “The president is a moron.” Killam’s run as King George III in Hamilton is happening now for a limited time, so if you’re looking to watch another blustery leader make critical mistakes, don’t throw away your shot.

Taran Killam Says Donald Trump ‘Struggled to Read’ on SNL