Tuesday 16 October 2018

Donald Trump fires back at Alec Baldwin over Saturday Night Live mimicry

The actor won an Emmy award for his parody of the US president on the US comedy show.

Baldwin joked that Mr Trump's wife should stop calling him for SNL tickets (AP)
Baldwin joked that Mr Trump's wife should stop calling him for SNL tickets (AP)

By Associated Press Reporters

Donald Trump has tweeted his displeasure over Alec Baldwin’s comment that impersonating the US president is “agony”, and suggested that Saturday Night Live (SNL) should replace the actor.

Mr Trump tweeted: “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 a far greater talent!”

Baldwin responded in a series of tweets, the first of which read: “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 (sic). You know. The Good Stuff. That we’ve all been waiting for.”

Baldwin also tweeted that he was “Looking forward to the Trump Presidential Library”, and suggested that it would contain a live Twitter feed and “a little black book w the phone numbers of porn stars”.

In a third tweet, the actor and comedian asked US first lady Melania Trump to stop calling him to ask for tickets to Saturday Night Live.

Baldwin, a Democratic activist, received an Emmy award for his running parody last year on Saturday Night Live. But he told The Hollywood Reporter that he does not enjoy it, saying: “Every time I do it now, it’s like agony. Agony. I can’t.”

He joked that if Mr Trump wins the 2020 US election, he might “host a game show in Spain”.

Press Association

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