Alec Baldwin, known for his dull impersonation of Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live as well as his role in a lethal shooting for which he has yet to take any responsibility, is once again in the headlines, this time for a feud with Hollywood conservative Rob Schneider.
In a self-righteous rant filmed in his backyard, Baldwin blasted Schneider after he called out SNL’s sad decline into tiresome liberal agitprop.
Baldwin blasts Rob Schneider
Bathed in sweat, Baldwin admitted that Schneider is a “very funny” man but threw in a patronizing comment about his politics, saying he pities Schneider for supporting a “maniac” like Trump. (Supposedly Baldwin did watch Joe Biden’s weird, Satanic speech the other night demonizing half the country.)
“It must be tough for the Rob Schneiders of the world. It must be tough that your man is a maniac,” Baldwin said.
On a recent podcast with Glenn Beck, Schneider said he realized SNL was “over” after Kate McKinnon portrayed Hillary Clinton in a melodramatic, funereal performance of the Leonard Cohen song “Hallelujah” following Trump’s upset victory in 2016.
Clinton, in her memoir piecing together how she lost an election she believed was hers to win by divine right, has said she was moved to tears by McKinnon’s performance. But many recoiled from the spectacle including Schneider, an outspoken conservative and a former SNL writer and performer.
“I hate to crap on my old show,” Schneider said. “I literally prayed, ‘Please have a joke at the end. Don’t do this. Please don’t go down there.’ And there was no joke at the end, and I went, ‘It’s over. It’s over. It’s not going to come back.’”
Putting politics before entertainment
Sneering that the news must be “slow” for Schneider’s comments to be making headlines, Baldwin conceded that only “a third” of SNL episodes are actually good. He also said he wasn’t even trying to do a good job portraying Trump, saying he gave the former president “what he deserved.”
“I made [Trump a] cartoon,” he said. I wanted to take him to another level of madness.”
So, Baldwin was putting his politics before entertainment, and he just straight up admits it? It’s no wonder SNL is so awful now.
Schneider said Baldwin’s Trump impersonation didn’t work because Baldwin “so clearly hates the man he’s playing.”
It’s definitely hard to be funny when you have a stick up your butt. Someone should tell that to Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, and…well, you get the picture.