"Please ask your wife to stop calling me for 'SNL' tickets," Baldwin jokes after Trump drags him.
Not only did Trump initially misspell Alec as "Alex," the man who portrays the 45th POTUS on "Saturday Night Live" got to showcase his trademark wit while imagining Trump's impeachment, and even took a shot at the president's marriage. Since the president took the first shot, Baldwin's tweets immediately went viral, with his (misspelled) name becoming a top trend on the social media platform just minutes after he published the fiery tweets.
"Alex Baldwin, whose dying mediocre career was saved by his terrible impersonation of me on 'SNL,' now says playing me was agony. Alex, it was agony for those who were forced to watch," Trump tweeted early Friday morning before fixing his latest Twitter typo. "Bring back Darrell Hammond, funnier and a far greater talent!"
Trump must have been angered by the actor describing it as "agony" to portray the president on "SNL" these days in an interview published Thursday by The Hollywood Reporter.
Here's how Baldwin clapped right back:
Agony though it may be, I’d like to hang in there for the impeachment hearings, the resignation speech, the farewell helicopter ride to Mara-A-Lago. You know. The Good Stuff. That we’ve all been waiting for.
And Mr President... please ask your wife to stop calling me for SNL tickets. (Hey, Melania...we’ve got Charles Barkley this Saturday!)
Signing off for now. On my way to shoot MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN and grateful to be working w Edward Norton, Cherry Jones, Willem Dafoe, Bruce Willis, Bobby Canavale, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael K Williams. If this is mediocrity, give me more.
Alyssa Milano and "Spinal Tap" director Rob Reiner were among those piling on Trump for the immature tweet.
This is exactly how we feel about being forced to watch your presidency.— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) March 2, 2018
The definition of proportional response: An enemy power attacks the core of your democratic system and threatens your security with advanced nuclear weapons and you hit back with an attack on Alec Baldwin. How much longer do we accept this?— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) March 2, 2018
FDR: “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) March 2, 2018
JFK: “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.”
Donald Trump: https://t.co/nXzjBYM9I0
Saving this one for my kids.— andy lassner (@andylassner) March 2, 2018
They love spotting the daily mistakes in his use of The English language. pic.twitter.com/RiO4IJWDqX
It’s fixed. I bet his wife Ivanka corrected it for him. pic.twitter.com/dkZcaLbr8K— andy lassner (@andylassner) March 2, 2018
I know we say this a lot, but how is this real? pic.twitter.com/jDQxFGMIQb— Jess Dweck (@TheDweck) March 2, 2018
*in bed watching TV and eating breakfast cheeseburger* https://t.co/vpa0XLWpDA— Jess Dweck (@TheDweck) March 2, 2018
“Forced” to watch? Did your Russian handlers strap you to a chair in Mar-a-Lago, tape your eyelids open, turn on SNL and say: “No sanctions, comrade, or vorld vatches pee-pee tape instead of dis.” https://t.co/ejKDVpqTuc— Beau Willimon (@BeauWillimon) March 2, 2018
We'll update this post with more responses from Baldwin's fellow Hollywood stars as they roll in, because we have no doubt they will roll in.
In the meantime, here's how Twitter is roasting Trump for misspelling Baldwin's name in his diss. Perhaps the president didn't have his covfefe yet this morning.
Putin: "Russia has developed an unstoppable nuclear missile."— Matthew Champion (@matthewchampion) March 2, 2018
Trump, 24 hours later: "Alex Baldwin is bad!" pic.twitter.com/CbbOQwPDGp
This is so disturbing. What is this man doing tweeting about Alex Baldwin at 5:42 a.m.! He is not mentally well! pic.twitter.com/yQXK9YSE33— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) March 2, 2018
Clearly the words of 'Alex Baldwin' upset the president more than kids being slaughtered in Florida.— Roland Scahill (@rolandscahill) March 2, 2018
Oh sweet Jesus.— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) March 2, 2018
At 4:24 am, Fox & Friends First ran a segment about Alec Baldwin saying he was tired of playing Trump on SNL. An hour later, Trump tweeting an attack on him.
Left, Fox & Friends First, 4:24 am
Right, Trump, 5:42 am pic.twitter.com/M3mBwTmMN1
.@@realDonaldTrump:— BrooklynDad_Defiant!🇺🇲 #BoycottNRA🚫 (@mmpadellan) March 2, 2018
1. It's Alec Baldwin, not Alex Baldwin.
2. It's dying, not dieing. (Seriously?!)
3. What's even MORE alarming than your "really good brain" with "the best words" flubbing a 4th grade level word? Putin *nuked* Florida in a video yesterday, you said NOTHING. pic.twitter.com/474ZAjSr4j
The world is preparing to retaliate against Trump’s trade war; the stock market is poised for another shellacking; and Trump tweets about … Alec Baldwin and Darrell Hammond. https://t.co/K8k8XtIE15— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) March 2, 2018
The best news this morning is that Alec Baldwin is a higher Trump priority than starting a global trade war.— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) March 2, 2018
"This morning, it appears the White House is where steadiness goes to die. Not to mention syntax...The President seems to have changed his position on guns and the spelling of Alec Baldwin, all within the last 12 hours"https://t.co/ntGOkB9HAn— John Berman (@JohnBerman) March 2, 2018
The dude watches stale Fox News reports and fires off useless tweets while our country is suffering in dire need of #GunReformNow and a #DreamActNow!!!— Morgan J. Freeman (@mjfree) March 2, 2018
⚡️ “President Trump calls Alec Baldwin's impersonation of him "agony" to watch”
“Mr. president you should probably respond to putin video of nukes going towards Florida.”— Rocky (@RockyT213) March 2, 2018
“More important things... I’m hate tweeting Alex Baldwin about his dieing career”
“Um, ok sir. I think his name is Alec and dying is spelled...”
“You’re fired” pic.twitter.com/8GCIrfjATJ
Trump's Alec Baldwin tweet got more likes and retweets than his trade war tweet, which is fair, since he obviously invested more thought and work in it https://t.co/C2wuCKLZ5G— David Frum (@davidfrum) March 2, 2018
Trump’s trade war spooked investors, Putin testing advanced nukes, Kushner in hot water, Hope Hicks quit, we’re in the midst of a fierce gun control debate...— Adam Best (@adamcbest) March 2, 2018
Yet he tweets about Alec Baldwin first thing in the AM?
Sadly, our top national priority is the President’s frail ego.
Just to be clear, Vladimir Putin showed an animation of Russia dropping a NUKE on the US and Trump says NOTHING! Yet today, Trump is back on Twitter crying like a middle schooler about Alec Baldwin. What fresh Hell are we living in?— Hurricane Helms (@ShaneHelmsCom) March 2, 2018
Woke up today relieved that our President has finally defended our country against the evil and dangerous Alec Baldwin. I bet that Kenyan Obama would have been distracted by the Russian nuclear weapon thingie.— Greg Shugar (@GregShugar) March 2, 2018