“Anybody over this guy,” said Baldwin. “It doesn’t matter. We have to get rid of him.”
Baldwin’s comments apparently struck a nerve for Trump, whose administration is reeling from a string of setbacks this week, including the departure of one of his closest confidants, Hope Hicks. He’s also been criticized for appearing to cave to the NRA just a day after he promised to tackle gun control.
The president responded to Baldwin’s comments with a rambling error-strewn post, in which he twice misspelled the actor’s name, as well as the word “dying.”
Trump also urged “SNL” to bring back Darrell Hammond, who portrayed the then-reality star on the show until 2016.
The tweet remained live for around 10 minutes before it was deleted. Trump quickly replaced it with this correctly spelled post:
Hammond has yet to respond, but Baldwin hit back first with this tweet:
Baldwin then imagined what Trump’s Presidential Library might look like:
Criticizing Baldwin has become something of a habit for Trump. He repeatedly tore into Baldwin over his “SNL” portrayal during the 2016 election campaign and has been taking regular shots at the actor ever since.