SNL and Alec Baldwin responded to Trump’s angry tweeting about the impression of him on the show with a brutal takedown of his collapsing presidency.
Baldwin as Trump said, “Tonight I am here to bring you a message of healing and a show of unity, along with Mike Pence and Senator Dianne Feinstein. Last week I met with a group of teenagers survivors of gun violence, I want to assure them once again that I hear you, and I care. Rent Lego Ninja Movie. Sorry, Eric scribbled some notes on there. We have to take a hard look at mental health. Which I have so much of. I have one of the healthiest mentals. My mentals are so high, we have to respect the law. Believe me, no one loves the Second Amendment and due process more than me. Maybe we just take everyone’s guns away. Nobody is allowed to have a gun. Not even whites. Did we like that, Dianne loves that, she hasn’t been this excited since women were allowed to get jobs. Look at Mike, he hates it. I met with the NRA, they gave me 30 million good reasons not to change a thing. So cha Ching, it’s all good. We’re still friends, right?”
Baldwin continued, “But the youth of America deserve to feel safe and secure in their schools, because folks, I can only run into so many schools and save everybody. If I could, I’d run into all of them, even without a weapon, I’d burst through the doors and I’d be running so fast. I’m a very fast runner. I’d be returning so fast, the guy with the gun wouldn’t even know what hit him. Bing bing, ding dong dang he’s punished.”
Trump hates Alec Baldwin’s impression of him because it captures his weakness and insecurity
Alec Baldwin has done something that no other Trump impersonator has been able to do. He has captured the narcissism, ego, ignorance, insecurity, and weakness that drives Trump’s personality. Trump can’t stand Baldwin’s satire because it is a too real. It hits to close to home. Baldwin isn’t focused on the shallow, although he has Trump’s voice and mannerisms down. What makes his impression so funny is that he captures and satires all of Trump’s weaknesses.
An angry late Saturday/early Sunday tweet is probably going to be coming from the private residence in the White House, as Trump once again got a dose of the ego-killing reality that Alec Baldwin has him nailed and America is laughing at Trump.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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