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Alec Baldwin: Trump’s Tweet Calling For ‘Retribution’ Against SNL May Be ‘A Threat To My Safety’

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Alec Baldwin: Trump’s Tweet Calling For ‘Retribution’ Against SNL May Be ‘A Threat To My Safety’





Actor Alec Baldwin fired back at President Donald Trump’s angry Sunday morning tweet accusing “Saturday Night Live” of “real collusion” hours after the show mocked his national emergency declaration.

Trump asked how NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” could get away with “hit jobs” without “retribution.”

“Nothing funny about tired Saturday Night Live on Fake News NBC!” Trump tweeted. “Question is, how do the Networks get away with these total Republican hit jobs without retribution?



He added: “THE RIGGED AND CORRUPT MEDIA IS THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!”

Baldwin hit back at Trump on Sunday night, asking whether the president’s “ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE” smear constitutes “a threat to my safety and that of my family.”

“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?” Baldwin tweeted.

On Twitter, Democrats criticized Trump’s reaction to the skit.

“Dear @realDonaldTrump: One thing that makes America great is that the people can laugh at you without retribution. The First Amendment allows Saturday Night Live to make fun of you again, and again, and again. @nbcsnl,” Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) posted. “You should read the Constitution, or get briefed on it.”




“National Emergency Weekend: golfing, stopping by the omelet station, expressing contempt for the rule of law and the First Amendment,” Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) wrote. “So… just like every other weekend.”

Trump’s Twitter tirade came just hours after SNL took aim at his move to declare a national emergency to fund the construction of his long-promised border wall.

Baldwin, who has impersonated Trump since 2016, called the emergency “fake” and called out many of the justifications Trump used to support it.





“You all see why I gotta fake this emergency, right?” Baldwin asked during the sketch.

“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,” Baldwin said as Trump. “That’s why we need wall. Because wall works. Wall makes safe.”

“I have to [sign the emergency declaration] because I want to. It’s really simple. We have a problem,” Baldwin added, before saying that he’s “basically taking military money so I can has wall.”





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