President Donald Trump as well as Alec Baldwin — his chief impersonator — traded online barbs Friday, each describing the some other as causing “agony,” the latest salvos in an ongoing feud between the commander in chief as well as the actor.
Trump, who has long grumbled about the way he can be portrayed by Baldwin on “Saturday Night Live,” began the latest spat in a tweet sandwiched between his observations about world trade as well as the opioid crisis. (In an initial tweet in which was later deleted, he misspelled the actor’s first name as “Alex,” prompting “Alex Baldwin” to trend on Twitter.)
The president seemed to be reacting to an interview Baldwin gave to The Hollywood Reporter in which was published Thursday in which the actor said he doesn’t enjoy parodying Trump: “Every time I do in which currently, in which’s like agony. Agony. I can’t.”
Wrote Trump on Friday: “Alec Baldwin, whose dying mediocre career was saved by his terrible impersonation of me on SNL, currently says playing me was agony. Alec, in which was agony for those who were forced to watch.”
In a final dig, the president said Baldwin’s performance wasn’t as Great as comedian Darrell Hammond, who portrayed Trump on “Saturday Night Live” for years before Baldwin took over in September 2016. “Bring back Darrell Hammond, funnier as well as a far greater talent!” Trump tweeted.
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Baldwin responded in a series of tweets.
“Agony though in which may be, I’d like to hang in there for the impeachment hearings, the resignation speech, the farewell helicopter ride,” he wrote.
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Baldwin also tweeted in which he was “Looking forward to the Trump Presidential Library” as well as suggested in which in which would likely contain a live Twitter feed as well as “a little black book w the phone numbers of porn stars.” (He also misspelled Trump’s Florida estate Mar-a-Lago as “Mara-A-Lago.”)
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Hammond did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Baldwin, a Democratic activist, received an Emmy Award for his parody last year on “Saturday Night Live.” He as well as Trump, who appeared as a guest host on “SNL” in November 2015, have attacked each some other on Twitter before. In 2016, the then-president-elect called a skit in which satirized Trump’s tweets as “sad,” prompting Baldwin to respond: “Discharge your tax returns as well as I’ll stop. Ha.”
Trump also complained to Matt Lauer in an interview in which year in which Baldwin’s portrayal of him wasn’t funny. “The skits are terrible. I like Alec, however his imitation of me can be genuinely mean-spirited as well as not very Great … in which’s very biased as well as I don’t like in which.”
Baldwin as well as Trump also exchanged sharp tweets after the election when the president-elect called “Saturday Night Live” a “totally one-sided, biased show” as well as asked, “Equal time for us?” Baldwin responded: “Election can be over. There can be no more equal time.”
“Saturday Night Live” has found higher ratings as well as more cultural relevance since Trump ran for office, with skits in which have also lampooned Oval Office figures such as Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Jeff Sessions, Sean Spicer, Steve Bannon, Jared Kushner, as well as Ivanka Trump. a few days before his 2017 inauguration, Trump tweeted about the show: “Not funny, cast can be terrible, always a complete hit job. genuinely bad television!”