Donald Trump, Alec Baldwin engage in Twitter war

US President Donald Trump. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 03, 2018, 04.05 AM (IST)

The President of United States Donald Trump and Comedian Alec Baldwin on Friday engaged in a Twitter war after the former mocked the comedian for impersonating him on the show 'Saturday Night Live'.

Trump took to his Twitter account to call Alec a mediocre comedian and said that Baldwin's career was saved by impersonating him.

"Alec Baldwin, whose dying mediocre career was saved by his terrible impersonation of me on SNL, now says playing me was agony. Alec, it was agony for those who were forced to watch," Trump said on Twitter, at first misspelling Baldwin's name as "Alex" earlier. 

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Baldwin, who made his debut on SNL as Trump during the 2016 campaign, quickly responded.

"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," the actor tweeted.

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This was in response to Baldwin’s first salvo in this exchange, in an interview published Thursday by The Hollywood Reporter. Asked how much longer he could continue playing the president, Baldwin answered: “Every time I do it now, it’s like agony. Agony. I can’t.”

Next, he wrote, "Looking forward to the Trump Presidential Library. A putting green. Recipes for chocolate cake. A live Twitter feed for visitors to post on. A little black book w the phone numbers of porn stars. You're in and out in five minutes. Just like..." 

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Finally, Baldwin told Trump, “please ask your wife to stop calling me for SNL tickets. (Hey Melania…we’ve got Charles Barkley this Saturday!)”

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Over the years, Trump has had a love-hate relationship with “Saturday Night Live,” where he has also been portrayed by cast members like Darrell Hammond and Taran Killam, and where he has appeared as a guest host.