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Alec Baldwin mixed his Emmy-winning impression of President Donald Trump and the advocacy of a serious Democratic activist Monday, headlining a state party banquet in Des Moines.
The actor known lately for his recurring role on Saturday Night Live wowed more than 2,000 party faithful, at times slipping into the Trump spoof but urging them to work harder than they did in 2016, when Trump carried the state.
It was much-needed humor for a party, still licking its wounds from the presidential election, and locked out of the governor’s mansion and in the legislative minority after controlling both just 10 years ago.
Baldwin donned his contorted faux-Trump scowl and joked about Democrats’ annual Jefferson-Jackson banquets, named for past Democratic presidents, but which his character confused. “Jefferson Jackson was a great man,” Baldwin blurted.