Steve Bannon responds to 'SNL' making him the Grim Reaper

Unlike President Trump, Steve Bannon could not care less about his portrayal on NBC's "Saturday Night Live."

Throughout Season 42 of the long running sketch show, Bannon — who left the White House last month after a brief, turbulent tenure as chief strategist — was portrayed as death himself, the Grim Reaper.

The character appeared as the secret mastermind behind White House goings on, manipulating Alec Baldwin's Trump into action while also relegating him to menial tasks.

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But as far as Bannon's concerned — who cares?

"I don't need the affirmation of the mainstream media. I don't care what they say," he said of the sketches on "60 Minutes" Sunday night. "They can call me an anti-Semite. They can call me racist. They call me nativist. You can call me anything you want. OK? As long as we're driving this agenda for the working men and women of this country, I'm happy."

The nonchalance comes in stark contrast to President Trump's noted displeasure with the show.

Trump often took to Twitter to slam Baldwin's Emmy-nominated portrayal of him, calling the skits "not funny" and a "hit job."

And behind the scenes, Bannon's on-screen portrayal reportedly got even further under Trump's skin, with the Washington Post reporting in February that Trump was "especially upset" over a sketch that saw the Grim Reaper manipulate Trump into making inappropriate phone calls to world leaders, then play with a toy at a tiny desk.

Bannon has since returned to his post as executive chairman at Breitbart, a right-wing news website.

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Steve Bannon, Chief Strategist for US President-elect Donald Trump, talks on the phone outside Trump Tower in New York on December 9, 2016.

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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump (R) and senior counselor Steve Bannon (L) hold meetings at the Mar-a-lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S. December 28, 2016.

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's campaign CEO Steve Bannon is pictured backstage during a campaign event in Eau Claire, Wisconsin U.S. November 1, 2016.

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's campaign CEO Steve Bannon (R) is pictured talking to a reporter after a campaign event in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S. October 29, 2016.

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's campaign CEO Steve Bannon holds a campaign rally the Reno-Sparks Convention Center November 5, 2016 in Reno, Nevada. With less than a week before Election Day in the United States, Trump and his opponent, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, are campaigning in key battleground states that each must win to take the White House.

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's campaign CEO Steve Bannon (C) listens to Trump speak during his final campaign rally on Election Day in the Devos Place November 8, 2016 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Trump's marathon last day of campaigning stretched past midnight and into Election Day.

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Steve Bannon gets off the plane with US President-elect Donald Trump arrives at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in Hebron, Kentucky, for the start of the 'USA Thank You Tour' at the US Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio, December 1, 2016.

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Steve Bannon, chief strategist for Donal Trump, leaves after the motorcade of US President-elect arrived at Trump Tower on December 10, 2016 in New York.

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Steve Bannon, (L) chief strategist for Donal Trump, exits Trump Tower on December 13, 2016 in New York.

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Steve Bannon, senior counselor to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, arrives to attend meetings between Trump and business leaders at the Mar-a-lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S. December 28, 2016.

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