Alec Baldwin has made a small fortune playing Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live for the last three years but he is still deeply unhappy about the outcome of the 2016 election.
This is obvious when you watch him talking about ‘flyover Americans’ during a recent interview on PBS.
News Busters reports:
Alec Baldwin: Still Horrified Trump ‘Fooled All These Flyover Americans’ in 2016
On Monday night’s Amanpour & Co. on PBS, former CNN CEO and Time Managing Editor Walter Isaacson interviewed Alec Baldwin about, among other things, his Donald Trump impression on Saturday Night Live.
Baldwin admitted he didn’t understand Trump, and that his impression is a “caricature….we’re doing like an essence of Trump. His corrupt, amoral, Machiavellian nature is at the fore.” Then he said he was distraught that being president didn’t change Trump at all.
ALEC BALDWIN: Everybody that’s had the job, this — this seat has changed them. Except Trump. Trump is the only man in American history that the presidency of the United States has had no effect on him whatsoever. It hasn’t changed him.
I thought he would change. After he won, which was horrifying to me, because if you’re a New Yorker, you’re on to Trump. He’s not the host of The Apprentice who’s fooled all these fly-over Americans that he’s this crack businessman. We kind of know he’s something else. But even so when he won, I thought to myself, he’s gonna change. Give it a year, and we’ll see a different Trump. And no. He’s the same now — which, this is the real tragedy. He’s exactly the same today as he was back in November of 2016.
The host then signaled Baldwin that he needed to walk back the flyover comment:
BALDWIN: I do, I do. Well I — when I say flyover Americans I mean that — that’s a show business term in terms of demographics and I don’t mean that with any — in any pejorative sense. I mean, I live in a world where nobody watched The Apprentice. Nobody I know in the world I lived in in New York or L.A. or in the world I live ever watched The Apprentice.
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Check out some of the Twitter reactions below.
Alec Baldwin is losing it . Apparently President Trump rents some serious space in his head . According to Baldwin we are " FlyOver Americans." What a snob . pic.twitter.com/aUtKr2mXP1
— American Woman (@Roseann85072571) May 2, 2019
What a jerk. I thought he promised to move out of the country if Bush won. Just another lying Democrat. https://t.co/XuaLq1de3h
— Tennessee Walker (@Horsesfor2) May 1, 2019
Continuing to disenfranchise "flyover" Americans will only ensure a Trump victory.
— (((David F.))) (@thefink68) May 2, 2019
What are these Hollywood types going to do if Trump wins again in 2020?