President Donald Trump Attacks Alec Baldwin’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ Impersonation, Actor Hits Back
The current President of the United States has a history of throwing verbal assaults at his opponents. He currently uses Twitter as a launching pad.
Donald Trump Vs. Alec Baldwin
The latest target in President Trump's Twitter tirades is actor Alec Baldwin. According to USA Today, Trump launched his war of words against his longtime nemesis on March 2, when he addressed his 48.4 million Twitter followers in early morning hours.
"Alec Baldwin, whose dying mediocre career was saved by his terrible impersonation of me on SNL, now says playing me was agony. Alec, it was agony for those who were forced to watch. Bring back Darrell Hammond, funnier and far great talent," tweeted President Trump.
Trump's comments followed Alec Baldwin's interview with The Hollywood Reporter when he revealed that it hurts him emotionally to do his outlandish impersonation of the U. S. President. Baldwin's impression of him inspired a book You Can't Spell America Without Me and also earned him an Emmy Award.
"Every time I do it now, it's like agony. Agony. I can't. 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," said Baldwin to the Hollywood Reporter.
The said interview not only focused on how miserable Baldwin became due to the impersonation but to also confirm that Baldwin is launching a late-night talk show. Sundays with Alec Baldwin is scheduled for eight episodes, which will air on ABC starting March 4.
The Actor Hits Back
Following President Trump's tweets, including a misspelled tweet uncovered by ABC News where he spelled Baldwin's first name as Alex, the actor clapped back at him by sending out four different tweets.
Some of the zingers include the short visit to the Trump Presidential Library and requested that First Lady Melania Trump stop asking him for tickets to the NBC comedy show. However, Baldwin saved the harshest zinger for predicting potential events.
"Agony though it may be, I'd like to hang in there for the impeachment hearings, the resignation speech, the farewell helicopter ride to Mara-A-Lago. You know. The Good Stuff. That we've been waiting for," tweeted Baldwin.
President Trump's Rough Week
President Trump's Twitter battle with Baldwin happened after a rough week for the Commander-in-Chief. The Nobel Peace Prize organization is investigating two fraudulent nominations that were made by anonymous Americans. The unknown nominators selected President Trump as their nominee for "preserving peace by force."
Also, Stephen Colbert, the host of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, called out the President on his show. Colbert stated that he was unhappy with President Trump's response to the Parkland, Florida school shooting. He also brought up President Trump's multiple draft deferments due to bone spurs.