Monday 26 June 2017

Newspaper confuses picture of Alec Baldwin mocking Trump with the US President

Screen grab of the Dominican Republic's El Nacional shows comedian Alec Baldwin doing his impression of President Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live,” next to a photo of Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Screen grab of the Dominican Republic's El Nacional shows comedian Alec Baldwin doing his impression of President Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live,” next to a photo of Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

A Dominican newspaper was trumped by Alec Baldwin after the publication featured an image of the actor dressed up as Trump, rather than Donald Trump himself.

El Nacional published an apology on Saturday after accidentally running a photo of the actor doing his impression of the US president on Saturday Night Live.

The piece in the newspaper entitled 'Trump says settlements in Israel don’t favour peace' ran a photo of Alec Baldwin in a blonde wig beside a photo of Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.

"El Nacional apologizes to its readers and anyone who felt affect by the publication," the statement said.

Photo clarification issued by El Nacional
Photo clarification issued by El Nacional

In the spoof on Saturday Night Live, Baldwin's president Trump made good on a tweeted vow to "see you in court" directed at the three 9th Circuit federal judges who last week refused to lift a stay preventing his immigration ban from being enforced.

His chosen venue: "The People's Court," where he was suing the three judges.

"I'm right, they're wrong," President Trump erupted. "I want the travel ban reinstated. I also want 725 dollars."

Then, as a character witness, he brought in Russian president Vladimir Putin, played by Beck Bennett, who praised Trump as "my little American Happy Meal".

Baldwin's appearance on Saturday Night Live was 17th as guest host.

With reporting from Press Association

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