Donald Trump Says "Alex Baldwin's" Impression Is "Agony for Those Who Were Forced to Watch"
He also suggested that 'Saturday Night Live' bring back Darrell Hammond to play him
This morning, Trump fired back (on Twitter, of course), claiming that Baldwin's impression of him is "agony for those who were forced to watch."
In his initial Twitter rampage, the president misspelled the actor's name, calling him "Alex Baldwin" — to the annoyance of one Twitter user who is actually named that.
When you have to turn off Twitter because the president can't spell and Russian bots are spamming you 24/7. At least he fixed it. pic.twitter.com/slVjEz5Aot— Alex Baldwin (@alexbaldwin) March 2, 2018
Trump has since corrected his tweet, which also needed spell check on the word "dieing." His corrected statement now reads: "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."
We're not entirely sure whose implementing the cruel and unusual punishment of forcing people to watch SNL, but Trump did offer a suggestion for Lorne Michaels to improve the torture victims' experiences. He added, "Bring back Darrell Hammond, funnier and a far greater talent!"
Baldwin has since responded to Trump's tweets. See his rebuttal below.
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.— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) March 2, 2018
Looking forward to the Trump Presidential Library.— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) March 2, 2018
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.
And Mr President...— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) March 2, 2018
please ask your wife to stop calling me for SNL tickets.
(Hey, Melania...we've got Charles Barkley this Saturday!)
Signing off for now. On my way to shoot MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN and grateful to be working w Edward Norton, Cherry Jones, Willem Dafoe, Bruce Willis, Bobby Canavale, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael K Williams.— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) March 2, 2018
If this is mediocrity, give me more.
Longtime cast member Hammond did, in fact, return to the show to portray Trump in 2015. Watch him put his impression back into action in a pre-election debate sketch below.