“I don’t think he likes me very much,” she said with a sly grin, before reading aloud some (very real) tweets that Trump sent into cyberspace during her public breakup with Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson in 2012. “For some reason,” Stewart shrugged, “it made Donald Trump go insane.”
Here are some of those tweets — which, again, are very much real — for your viewing pleasure:
Robert Pattinson should not take back Kristen Stewart. She cheated on him like a dog & will do it again--just watch. He can do much better!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 17, 2012
Everyone knows I am right that Robert Pattinson should dump Kristen Stewart. In a couple of years, he will thank me. Be smart, Robert.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 22, 2012
Robert Pattinson is putting on a good face for the release of Twilight. He took my advice on Kristen Stewart...I hope!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 9, 2012
There are more where those came from — Trump ultimately tweeted about the ex-couple 11 times — but you get the idea.
So Stewart used her SNL monologue to address the president directly, under the (safe) assumption that he was probably watching. “If you didn’t like me then, you’re really not going to like me now,” she said, “because I’m hosting SNL and I’m like, so gay, dude.”
This line earned huge applause, perhaps in part because it seems to be the first time that Stewart — who has been open about dating women — has actually come out and said she’s gay.
But Stewart almost immediately overshadowed that moment when, while wrapping up the monologue, she tried to play off her own reputation as untouchably cool. “I totally care that I’m here, because it’s the coolest fucking thing,” she insisted — and then stopped herself in horror, because NBC is not the internet, and she’s not supposed to say “fuck” on live broadcast television.
And here's Kristen Stewart dropping an f-bomb during the SNL monologue. It's great. pic.twitter.com/C7snwPV8Lu— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) February 5, 2017
“Oh my god,” she said as SNL cast members Aidy Bryant and Kate McKinnon’s jaws dropped in delight. “I’m sorry and Alessia Cara is also here and I'll never come back.”
Whether or not that’s true is as of yet unclear, but more likely than not, we can look forward to seeing President Trump’s thoughts on the matter any minute now on Twitter.