Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Peep for Mon. 181001

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Peep for Mon. 181001

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Trump gives West a thumbs-up, pans the rest of 'SNL' premiere

President Donald Trump has panned the season première for "Saturday Night Live" but tweeted praise for Kanye West, who closed the show with a pro-Trump message.

Saturday's show opened with Matt Damon playing Brett Kavanaugh in a parody of Thursday's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on sexual assault claims.

As the show ended, West took the stage wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat and made an unscripted pro-Trump speech.

Trump tweeted Sunday that he didn't watch the show, but said: "Word is that Kanye West, who put on a MAGA hat after the show (despite being told 'no'), was great. He's leading the charge!"

Barrier collapse sparks panic at N.Y. festival - The collapse of a police barrier at a politically charged New York event in Central Park sent thousands of spectators fleeing, fearing the noise might have been gunshots. …

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