While I’m honestly the last person who should be giving anyone a hard time for making the odd typo, I’m willing to make an exception for the leader of the free world, Donald Trump, who recently jumped on social media to take a spray at his arch-rival, um, ‘Alex Baldwin‘.
In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Alec Baldwin said it’s “agony” to portray Trump on Saturday Night Live, and that he could go out on the street and find any ten random people who would be better qualified for the office of president.
Though POTUS has plenty of real and pressing problems, like what the hell to do about gun control in America, he wasn’t about to let that one slide, so he jumped onto Twitter early Friday morning and tapped out a hasty reply, misspelling the actor’s name twice in the process.
“Alex Baldwin, whose dieing [sic] mediocre career was saved by his impersonation of me on SNL, now says playing DJT was agony for him,” wrote the president, referring to himself in the third person, which is definitely not weird.
“Alex, it was also agony for those who were forced to watch. You were terrible. Bring back Darrell Hammond, much funnier and a far greater talent!”
The misspelling may have been a deliberate attempt to get under Alec Baldwin’s skin, as he is a man known for his large ego, but the Tweet was taken down a short time later and replaced with a correctly-spelled version, so perhaps not.
Nonetheless, the internet never forgets, so screengrabs of the original were quickly shared:
Balwdin himself could not resist taking a swipe, and wrote back to the president: “Agony though it may be, I’d like to hang in there for the impeachment hearings, the resignation speech, the farewell helicopter ride to Mara-A-Lago. You know. The Good Stuff. That we’ve all been waiting for.”
Unable to resist, he continued: “Looking forward to the Trump Presidential Library. A putting green. Recipes for chocolate cake. A live Twitter feed for visitors to post on. A little black book [with] the phone numbers of porn stars. You’re in and out in five minutes. Just like …”
In one final (perhaps very low) blow, he added: “And Mr President … please ask your wife to stop calling me for SNL tickets. (Hey, Melania…we’ve got Charles Barkley this Saturday!)”
And Mr President…
please ask your wife to stop calling me for SNL tickets.
(Hey, Melania…we’ve got Charles Barkley this Saturday!)
— AlecBaldwin(HABF) (@AlecBaldwin) March 2, 2018
Yikes. Trump has yet to respond, but will probably be firing off another round of angry Tweets shortly. What a time to be alive, folks.