A Twitter post by actor Alec Baldwin suggested he may be interested in running against President Donald J. Trump in the next presidential election.
Baldwin, who frequently impersonates President Trump on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” tweeted: “If I run for a President, think of how entertaining the debates would be.”
Baldwin’s Trump portrayal, along with his frequent criticisms of the president, have given him new visibility and popularity. He recently won an Emmy for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy, for his impersonation of the president.
President Trump himself is no fan, having tweeted that the late-night NBC show is no longer funny, and that casting is terrible.
If I run for a President, think of how entertaining the debates would be.
— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) October 21, 2017
Many of Baldwin’s Twitter followers encouraged him to actually run, agreeing that such a candidacy would by very entertaining.
I can’t stop laughing at the idea of it!! Brilliant!!! 😂😂😂👏
— Lisa Van Deman (@lisavandeman) October 21, 2017
Hmmm, you debating Trump would throw him off completely. Especially if you continue doing Trump on SNL. PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE.
— Alec White (@alec_honore313) October 21, 2017
Another follower responded by referencing Baldwin’s well-documented temper, asking: “Would you still have temper tantrums in NYC streets?”
Would you still have temper tantrums in NYC streets?
— Angry Scotsman (@bobbrown46) October 21, 2017
Among the temper outbursts attributed to the actor is a 2007 outburst in which Baldwin called his daughter, Ireland, for a court-approved chat and got her voice mail instead. A frustrated Baldwin was recorded saying, “I don’t give a damn that you … are a child or that your mother is a thoughtless pain in the a–. You are a rude, thoughtless little pig, okay?”
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