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Alec Baldwin fears for his family's safety as Trump slams 'Saturday Night Live', tweets about 'retribution'

Alec Baldwin in 'Saturday Night Live' and a file image of Donald Trump Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 22, 2019, 04.38 PM (IST)

Alec Baldwin whose satirical take on Trump has been one of the highlights of 'Saturday Night Live' has expressed concern for his family after President of United States, Donald Trump blasted him and the show on his Twitter page. 

While Baldwin has been portraying Trump on the show ever since he became president, the latest satire targetting Trump's call to declare an emergency to carry on with his plans for a border wall made the President react on Twitter. 

Trump took to Twitter to slam the show and said there was 'nothing funny' about it that aired on 'Fake News NBC'. 

"Nothing funny about tired Saturday Night Live on Fake News NBC! 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!," Trump tweeted. 

"THE RIGGED AND CORRUPT MEDIA IS THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!" Trump further added. 

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Reacting to the President's tweets, Baldwin wrote, "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?"

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Replying to Baldwin, the president’s son Donald Trump Jr tweeted that the actor’s claims of being afraid of his safety were bullsh*t and called out Baldwin’s aggressive behaviour.  

The actor then went on to reply to Trump junior's tweet, saying, "You know, Junior, I’m sure u r stressed, facing a possible indictment and prison time for being part of the first criminal enterprise to operate out of the WH. But don’t worry. Tune in @nbcsnl while you are in the slammer. Your dad and his nuttiness will never be far away." 

Story highlights

While Baldwin has been portraying Trump on the show ever since he became president, the latest satire targetting Trump's call to declare an emergency to carry on with his plans for a border wall made the President react on Twitter.