Actor Alec Baldwin, who has rejuvenated his career by serially impersonating President Donald Trump on broadcasts of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” mad bold claims about First Lady Melania Trump in an appearance on The Brian Lehrer Show. On the Monday radio broadcast, Baldwin said, “Someone told me - who's friends with someone in the White House, or formerly in the White House - that Melania Trump loves SNL and she loves my impersonation.” Baldwin went on to claim that Mrs. Trump said of the satirical impersonations of the president: “That's exactly what he's like!” He added, “Apparently, Trump is horrified and beside himself that his wife actually thinks it's funny.”

A spokesperson for the White House found no humor in Baldwin’s claims. Stephanie Grisham, communications director for the First Lady, refuted those claims to Newsweek on Monday. “That is not true, which is why Mr. Baldwin has no actual names to go with his bizarre assertion,” she said.

Baldwin is making the rounds to promote his new Trump parody book: “You Can't Spell America Without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside Story of My Fantastic First Year as President.”
 



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Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat and the editor of Spero News.

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