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Alec Baldwin accuses Trump of threatening his family — because of this tweet


He might be slightly over-reacting

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Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin accused President Donald Trump of threatening the well-being of him and his family in a tweet that criticized "Saturday Night Live" for lampooning him so often.

The president tweeted about the "SNL" cold opening on Sunday, complaining that it was the "real collusion."

"Nothing funny about tired Saturday Night Live on Fake News NBC!" he tweeted. "Question is, how do the Networks get away with these total Republican hit jobs without retribution?"

"Likewise for many other shows?" he added. "Very unfair and should be looked into. This is the real Collusion!"

The president followed that up minutes later with an emphatic tweet in all capital letters.


Several critics took exception to the word "retribution," saying that it could be taken as a signal to supporters to violently attack "SNL" comics or NBC itself.

Baldwin pondered if the word was a threat to himself or his family in a tweet posted Monday.

"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?" the actor tweeted.

Baldwin was praised by many on the left for his portrayal of Trump announcing a declaration of national emergency in order to circumvent opposition in Congress.

Here's the SNL skit that angered the president so much:

Trump Press Conference Cold Open - SNLwww.youtube.com

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