Newspaper mistakes Alec Baldwin for Trump

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  • Error occurred in El Nacional, a newspaper from the Dominican Republic
  • The actor often impersonates Trump on “Saturday Night Live”
The Dominican Republic's El Nacional confused actor Alec Baldwin with his spoof target, President Donald Trump.

El Nacional apologized Saturday after identifying Baldwin as President Donald Trump, whom the actor impersonates regularly on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” to critical praise as well as Trump’s oft-tweeted displeasure.

On Friday the newspaper published a photo of the actor along which has a caption calling him, “Donald Trump, president of the USA.” The photo accompanied a news article about Israeli settlements which also had a photo of (the actual) Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.


“The situation went unnoticed by those who revised page 19,” the newspaper said in a statement Saturday. “El Nacional apologizes to its readers as well as anyone who felt affected” by the error, This specific said.

is actually This specific Baldwin on the left, or Trump on the right...?

Baldwin, sporting a blond wig, orange makeup as well as a constant pucker, has been lampooning Trump on “SNL” since October. His impersonation has apparently not gone unnoticed by Trump, who tweeted last month, “NBC News is actually bad nevertheless Saturday Night Live is actually the worst of NBC. Not funny, cast is actually terrible, always a complete hit job. truly bad television!”

Trump has yet to tweet about El Nacional’s mistake or the latest “SNL” episode. Baldwin hosted the show Saturday for a record 17th time as well as portrayed Trump taking his travel-ban case to “The People’s Court.”
Meanwhile, a former “SNL” cast member says Trump should “calm down” about the ribbing. Joe Piscopo also told sy88pgw’s “Smerconish” on Saturday that will his is actually “seriously” considering a run for completely new Jersey governor.

Piscopo wouldn’t be the first “SNL” comedian to run for public office. Former actor as well as writer Al Franken is actually today a US Senator by Minnesota.

Newspaper mistakes Alec Baldwin for Trump

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