Well, actually, Trump’s ire was originally aimed at a different person: “Alex” Baldwin, whose career is apparently “dieing.” In an early morning tweet that has since been deleted, the president wrote, “Alex Baldwin, whose dieing mediocre career was saved by his impersonation of me on SNL, now says playing DJT was agony for him.
Bring back Darrell Hammond, much funnier and a far greater talent!” The president was responding to a Hollywood Reporter interview with Baldwin published Thursday, in which the Saturday Night Live impressionist said of playing the president, “Every time I do it now, it’s like agony.
Of all the president’s Twitter rantings, this one might be the one Trump himself—if he were observing his own actions from a distance, after somehow acquiring self-awareness—would be quickest to label “sad!” With White House officials dropping like flies amid scandal and investigation and the far right seething over his apparent flip-flop on gun control, Trump appears to be flailing in rare fashion.
Alec Baldwin appears to have already responded on Twitter, though he never uses the president’s name, taunting him with the possibility of impeachment.
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