On Friday, Saturday Night Live’s favorite Donald Trump impersonator, Alec Baldwin, posted a selfie of himself wearing a Russian-styled “Make America Great Again” hat.
Baldwin, who is a staunch critic of Trump, uploaded the picture on the social media website Instagram to inflame the conspiracy that Russia attempted to influence the 2016 presidential election in Donald Trump’s favor.
However, in addition to the liberal-leaning actor’s lack of concern that his hat reads backwards, Baldwin’s tacky joke is actually grammatically incorrect. According to CNN, the Russian translation of the slogan on Baldwin’s hat does not actually read “Make America Great Again.” Individually, each word is correct, but Russians would not pronounce the phrase in that order.
The first word means “Make,” the second is “America,” in Russian, the third word is “Fantastic” or “Great” and the last word is “Again,” they said. But the phrase contains improper grammar.
Former CNN Moscow bureau chief and CNN Contributor Jill Dougherty said this is not at all how Russians would say it or write it and wouldn’t be surprised if Baldwin came up with the phrase by plugging it into Google Translate.
“In fact, we just Google translated it, and it’s translated exactly like on the cap,” Dougherty said.
H/T: The Blaze
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