Alec Baldwin wonders if Donald Trump's response to a mocking 'SNL' episode contains 'threats'
Following Alec Baldwin’s latest Donald Trump impersonation on “SNL,” the president’s response has him worried about his personal safety and that of his family.
On Saturday night, Alec Baldwin donned his best Trump impersonation for a skit that centered around Donald Trump’s Friday morning speech about the border wall, the budget and the declared national state of emergency.
As Trump decided to bypass lawmakers to get his border wall funding, a backlash from both the Republicans and Democrats followed and called the move “a mistake.”
Having called for NBC station licenses to be challenged and branding media as “the enemy of the people,” Donald Trump did not react well to the “SNL” skit as he fired up Twitter on Sunday with a response tweet to the show:
Social media followers didn’t pay much attention to Donald Trump’s mention of “retribution,” for a satire comedy show. But Peter Baker from The New York Times pointed out something most people had probably forgotten about as he tweeted a response:
It's become commonplace enough in the past two years that it no longer gets much notice. But it's worth remembering that no other president in decades publicly threatened "retribution" against a television network because it satirized him.— Peter Baker (@peterbakernyt) February 17, 2019
Alec Baldwin responded with a tweet late on Sunday and expressed his concern regarding Donald Trump’s remark:
I wonder if a sitting President exhorting his followers that my role in a TV comedy qualifies me as an enemy of the people constitutes a threat to my safety and that of my family?— AlecBaldwin(HABF) (@AlecBaldwin) February 18, 2019
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer have inevitably been a part of these “SNL” comedy skits. Featured in “Weekend Update,” the senator, played by Alex Moffat, beamed over a recent budget deal.
In response, the senator’s reply was somewhat comical as he tweeted:
During Alec Baldwin’s skit, he focussed on key talking points around Trump’s speech on Friday and mirrored the president’s claim that “walls work 100% of the time” to a tee, as he mimicked Donald Trump:
"We have a tremendous amount of drugs flowing into the country from the southern border, or 'the brown line' as many people have asked me not to call it. That's why we need wall. Because wall works. Wall makes safe."
After Trump’s declaration of a national state of emergency, Alec focussed on the possible repercussions as he comically added at the end of the skit:
"I'm going to sign these papers for emergency. And then I will immediately be sued, and the ruling will not go in my favor, and it will end up in the Supreme Court, and I'll call my buddy Kavanaugh, and I'll say it's time to repay the Donny, and he will say, 'New phone, who dis?' Then the Mueller report will be released, crumbling my house of cards and I can just plead insanity."
No love lost between Alec Baldwin and President Trump. Alec made his feelings regarding the president clear in December 2018 when he called Donald Trump a curse of slavery and racism.