Donald Trump got people talking for all the wrong reasons this morning when he went on an unhinged tirade about someone named Alex Baldwin. It turned out Trump was attacking Alec Baldwin, the actor who portrays Trump on Saturday Night Live. Trump ended up deleting the tweet out of embarrassment, but not until after “Alex Baldwin” had begun trending on Twitter, and millions of people had begun making fun of Trump. Now Alec Baldwin is firing back at Trump in response.
Trump kicked it all off with this bizarrely misspelled tweet at five-something this morning: “Alex Baldwin, whose dieing mediocre career was saved by his impersonation of me on SNL, now says playing DJT was agony for him. Alex, it was also agony for those who were forced to watch. You were terrible. Bring back Darrell Hammond, much funnier and a far greater talent!” Alex who? Eventually, Alec (not Alex) Baldwin responded: “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 all been waiting for.” But then Baldwin kept going.
Alec Baldwin piled on with this sarcastic tweet: “Looking forward to the Trump Presidential Library. A putting green. Recipes for chocolate cake.
A live Twitter feed for visitors to post on. A little black book w the phone numbers of porn stars. You’re in and out in five minutes. Just like…” He never did finish the thought, leaving it to the imagination.
Then finally Alec Baldwin went for the ultimate zinger: “And Mr President… please ask your wife to stop calling me for SNL tickets. (Hey, Melania…we’ve got Charles Barkley this Saturday!” We’re going to award the victory in this feud to Alec Baldwin. Consolation prize goes to anyone out there whose real name might be Alex Baldwin.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report