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Alec Baldwin’s Trump impression ends up in newspaper in place of the actual Trump

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In an accidental compliment to Saturday Night Live’s makeup department—and Alec Baldwin’s angry, thick-lipped performance—a Dominican newspaper has been forced to apologize after running a picture of Baldwin in place of President Donald Trump. Per Variety, the Dominican Republic’s El Nacional issued an apology today after running a story that paired Baldwin’s impression of Trump with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (The photo is captioned “Donald Trump, president of the United States.”)


The paper was using a source from the Associated Press, and didn’t notice that the picture was labeled with Baldwin’s name, not Trump’s. In journalistic terms, this is what you call an “oopsie” (or, in Jay Leno terms, “comedy gold”). Still, it’s mostly amusing for the impression we can only imagine it having on Trump himself, an inveterate attention seeker suddenly faced with the idea that he might not even be the world’s most famous Donald Trump anymore.


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