Alec Baldwin, who has been playing the role of Trump on NBC’s Saturday Night Live since September 2016, supported Kathy Griffin on his Twitter account Friday night after Griffin has been criticized as she posted a bloodied head of U.S. President Donald Trump.
Ignore him like the world’s leader
“Kathy… f— them. F— them all,” Baldwin, 59, tweeted. “No one believes you meant to threaten Trump. Trump is such a senile idiot, all he has is Twitter fights.”
“Ignore him,”. “Like the leaders of all the other countries in the world. Ignore him.”
The comic actor referred to the situation in which he was in hot water when he poked fun at Rep. Henry Hyde on Late Night with Conan O’Brien in 1998 and indicated that it was similar to the tight corner in which Griffin landed.
“Kathy… baby… I’ve been there,” he said. “The whole Henry Hyde thing with Conan, where we bring out an oxygen mask at the end? A joke. That’s what I thought. That’s what we intended. No one walked out of the studio and said, ‘No! We’re serious!’ No one. But all your gutless, weasels in the GOP insisted that I actually threatened Hyde. They played the victim beautifully.”
The Trumps are reportedly ruining her life
On the other hand, several members of the GOP including Trump himself criticised Griffin after she shared the photo, arguing that the 56-year-old jokester “should be ashamed of herself” for the photo, taken by celebrity photographer Tyler Shields.
“My children, especially my 11-year-old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this,” Trump tweeted Wednesday morning. Sick!”
First Lady Melania Trump fueled speculation over Griffin’s “mental health.”
Griffin has made an apology for the photo twice; she posted a video on Twitter on Tuesday in which she said, “I’m a comic. I crossed the line, I moved the line and then I crossed the line. I went way too far. The image is too disturbing. I understand how it offends people, it wasn’t funny.”
She made the second apology when she choked in tears in a press conference on Friday, saying that the Trumps are bullying her and are trying to ruin her life and sabotage her career.
“I don’t think I will have a career after this,” she said, saying that the Trumps’ are sending her death threat, she added, “I’m going to be honest, he broke me.”