Could Alec Baldwin’s latest “Saturday Night Live” skit mocking President Trump actually put him and his family in danger? That’s what the actor wants to know, at least.
“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 Sunday night.
The comment was in response to Trump’s blazing reaction much earlier in the day to Baldwin’s skit about his national emergency declaration to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.
“Nothing funny about tired Saturday Night Live on Fake News NBC!” the president blasted. “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!”
He then added in a second all-caps tweet, “THE RIGGED AND CORRUPT MEDIA IS THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!”
The cold open sketch on “SNL” started with Baldwin’s Trump lying about his height and weight.
“I’m here to declare a very urgent, important national emergency,” he said. “This is a big one, so I don’t want to waste any time. I just had a great health exam. I’m still standing 6 foot 7, 185 pounds. Shredded.”
When a reporter played by Kyle Mooney noted that statistics have found that undocumented immigrants have a lower crime rate than American citizens, Baldwin’s Trump responded, “Those numbers are faker than this emergency.”
“Wall works. Wall makes safe,” he also said. “Abuelas and bebes unless you give me wall.”