Alec Baldwin has spoken out following his controversial Saturday Night Live skit in which he poked fun at Donald Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis…
An apology was nowhere to be heard.
As you’re probably aware, Baldwin recently portrayed the president in SNL’s infamous presidential debate sketch…
But, in doing so, he mocked Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis, thus sparking the anger of thousands of Trump supporters all across the country.
But, instead of holding his hands up and apologizing, he has actually defended his actions.
It was confirmed that the President and the First Lady, Melania Trump, had been diagnosed with the virus that has already killed over 208,000 Americans.
Though, at this time, he didn’t give any further details regarding his and Melania’s symptoms.
Though other reports say he was administered a steroid treatment and oxygen.
And floods of well-wishes for him and the First lady began pouring in from all around the world.
But many people were, quite rightfully, feeling concerned about Trump’s chances of surviving the deadly virus.
Seventy-four-year-old President Trump is actually in the high-risk category.
According to CDC statistics, patients between the ages of sixty-five and seventy-four are 5 times more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 than someone aged eighteen to twenty-nine.
Which isn’t at all good news for the President.
And this brings us back to the story of Alec Baldwin and a certain Saturday Night Live sketch.
The season forty-six premiere of SNL, which aired on Saturday, saw Baldwin reprise his role as the politician.
Producers took the decision not to do a skit about Trump being diagnosed and subsequently hospitalized with coronavirus.
Baldwin did manage to get a good dig in with the topic of coronavirus.
“The China Virus has been very mean to me by being a hoax, and that statement will not come back to haunt me later this week.”
And others have even slammed the actor as “mean” and “spiteful.”
In a lengthy Instagram video, Baldwin defended his decision to make a coronavirus-related joke by stressing that the president isn’t actually in any danger.
“If there was ever the suggestion that Trump was truly, gravely ill, and people said, ‘Trump is really in trouble,’ then I would bet you everything I have that we wouldn’t even get near that, in terms of the content of the show. They would have done something else. I’ve seen that happen before.”
“We only have the words of the White House itself and the people who work there themselves to go on, and all of them have all been saying he isn’t in any danger. We only have their word to go by. And if their word was that he was in serious trouble, then we probably wouldn’t have done it.”
President Trump is yet to address Baldwin’s performance.
For more on the Trumps, keep scrolling to see the moment he and Melania were booed at Ruth Ginsburg’s memorial…