Alec Baldwin Worries Trump’s “SNL” Outrage Is a “Threat” to His Family
In response to latest cold open mockery, president tweeted the show was "very unfair and should be looked into."
Actor Alec Baldwin dusted off his impersonation of President Trump for yet another “Saturday Night Live” cold opening that mocks the Commander-in-Chief.
Which in turn brought forth yet another response from the president himself on Twitter:
Nothing funny about tired Saturday Night Live on Fake News NBC! Question is, how do the Networks get away with these total Republican hit jobs without retribution? Likewise for many other shows? Very unfair and should be looked into. This is the real Collusion!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2019
But now the “SNL” contributor is turning serious, expressing concern that Trump’s tweet “constitutes a threat” to his 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 in response.
Trump has gone on the offensive in the past when he found “SNL’s” frequent lampooning of him offensive.
As CNN’s Brian Stelter describes it: “In the past, Trump has also suggested that NBC station licenses should be challenged, without any evident follow-up. Trump’s frequent tweets against the media — primarily targeting news outlets that he calls the “enemy of the people” — have caused considerable concern at NBC and other companies.
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