President Trump And Alec Baldwin Are Battling It Out On Twitter

by Tod Perry

March 2, 2018


Alec Baldwin plans to continue playing Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live” as long as Trump’s in office.


On March 2, President Trump awoke in a White House mired in chaos. The Russians are saber-rattling, special prosecutor Robert Mueller is closing in on his son-in-law, and the rats are fleeing his sinking ship in droves, but he took the time to rip on actor Alec Baldwin on Twitter.

Baldwin impersonates Trump on “Saturday Night Live” and is a major reason the show is more popular than it’s been in decades. 

Trump deleted his first childish attempt to stick it to Baldwin because it was littered with typos. Trump even misspelled his target’s first name. 

After a little proofreading, the leader of the free world sent out a typo-free rant. It was full of his usual self-aggrandizement, claiming that Baldwin’s “dying mediocre career was saved by his terrible impersonation.” It also praised Darrell Hammond, the “SNL” cast member who played Trump before being replaced by Baldwin in 2016.

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Baldwin admitted that playing Trump was agonizing because of how he’s running the country. “Every time I do it now, it’s like agony. Agony. I can’t,” he said. “If things don’t go in the right direction for the midterms. … I could go out on the street, stand on any corner, and tap 10 people on the shoulder. And all 10 of them, in all likelihood, would be more qualified — ethically, morally, intellectually, and spiritually — than Trump.”

On Twitter, Baldwin fired back at Trump, saying he can’t wait to relish in his demise.

Of course, this isn’t the first time Trump and Baldwin have sparred on Twitter. In 2016, the then-president-elect took shots at “SNL” when Baldwin first began playing Trump. 

Preview image by McNamee/Getty Images and @realDonaldTrump/Twitter (left) and John Moore/Getty Images and @ABFalecbaldwin/Twitter (right).​

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President Trump And Alec Baldwin Are Battling It Out On Twitter