Much like his comedy muse Donald Trump, Alec Baldwin has a predilection for Twitter fights. Instead of fighting with Trump himself, though, Baldwin spent a chunk of Wednesday feuding with a fellow Donald Trump impersonator, Anthony Atamanuik.
The trouble started when Baldwin discussed the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, specifically explaining that while he is not actively lobbying to play Trump at the gig, some Trump impersonators are. Atamanuik, who portrayed Trump on Midnight throughout the election and has a pinned tweet of the show discussing Mark Hamill endorsing him for the WHCD job, took Baldwin’s remarks as directed at him. In response, he tweeted “No one’s lobbying Alec.
I think it was @midnight that did that for me. But thank you for the [email protected]%k you on Kimmel.” Baldwin then acknowledged the tweet with a curt, “You’re welcome.”
— Anthony Atamanuik (@TonyAtamanuik) March 2, 2017
Anthony Atamanuik auditioned for SNL last year and then they used his audition tape for Alec to rip. Or as it’s known at SNL, a number 4!
— James Adomian (@JAdomian) March 2, 2017
Oh, James. I’d sue you for this, but the only thing you have is bitterness and obscurity.
— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) March 2, 2017