Alec Baldwin Says "Black People Love Me" Because Of His Trump Impersonation
In a profile with the Hollywood Reporter, Baldwin has an exchange with a black man who vocalizes his joy of the actor’s Trump imitation. Later on in the interview, Baldwin then says the following:
“I don’t know how to say this and I don’t want to get it wrong either, because everything is a minefield of bombs going off, but ever since I played Trump, black people love me. They love me. Everywhere I go, black people go crazy. I think it’s because they’re most afraid of Trump. I’m not going to paint every African-American person with the same brush, but a significant number of them are sitting there going, ‘This is going to be bad for black folks.'”
The remark has already received some responses on Twitter.
i for real don't think i've ever talked to another black person about alec baldwin. https://t.co/b6UC5LeMoR
— Spooky Bread Terry (@SlimiHendrix) October 10, 2018
Alec Baldwin is announcing his candidacy for the Governor of ThisAintItville. https://t.co/Kv9dX6LauW
— Phillip Henry (@MajorPhilebrity) October 10, 2018
Nigga wut https://t.co/GzI50qtb9t
— KB (@KaraRBrown) October 10, 2018
Me when Alec Baldwin said black people are afraid of Trump pic.twitter.com/2PFh5QSUo4
— Jack. (@PrayForJack) October 10, 2018
There is one black person of note who seems to think that Trump does care about black people — Kanye West. Last month, the rapper made headlines for not answering Jimmy Kimmel‘s question about if West thinks that Trump cares about black people. Following the Kimmel appearance West answered the question during an interview with Chicago radio station 197.5 WGCI.
“I feel that [Trump] cares about the way black people feel about him, and he would like for black people to like him like they did when he was cool in the rap songs and all this…He will do the things that are necessary to make that happen because he’s got an ego like all the rest of us, and he wants to be the greatest president, and he knows that he can’t be the greatest president without the acceptance of the black community,” West said. “So it’s something he’s gonna work towards, but we’re gonna have to speak to him.”
Source: Hollywood Reporter