For nearly two years, Alec Baldwin has been hilariously impersonating President Donald Trump in satirical sketches on Saturday Night Live. While the majority of fans thoroughly appreciate the reenactments, there’s one person who is not so fond: The president himself. Taking to Twitter early on Mar. 2, he shared his views on the actor and his “mediocre career.”
Alec represented Mr. Trump as a defendant on The People’s Court, a popular judicial reality show, in the most recent sketch on SNL. Unsurprising to those who follow the 71-year-old on his social media, the President was quick to critique the performance. His original tweets have since been deleted after misspelling a couple words, including Alec’s name: “Alex Baldwin, whose dieing mediocre career was saved by his impersonation of me on SNL, now says playing DJT was agony for him.”
The controversial politician continued: “Alex, it was also agony for those who were forced to watch. You were terrible. Bring back Darrell Hammond, much funnier and a far greater talent!”
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 2, 2018
While the actor, who got his start on Broadway in 1986, typically keeps quiet during Donald’s Twitter tirades, he did fire back this time but from his foundation’s account. “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,” he wrote.
The Still Alice star’s third message read: “And Mr President… please ask your wife to stop calling me for SNL tickets. (Hey, Melanie…we’ve got Charles Barkley this Saturday!” He completed his poignant clap back with details of his new movie Motherless Brooklyn, with co-stars Edward Norton, Willem Dafoe and Bruce Willis. Clearly, his “mediocre career” isn’t quite so. “If this is mediocrity, give me more,” Alec wrote.
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.
If this is mediocrity, give me more.
— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) March 2, 2018