As the coronavirus continues to spread across the world, actor Alec Baldwin took to Twitter to take aim at President Donald Trump, who he famously impersonates on Saturday Night Live, Breitbart reported.
“The pandemic that threatens the world is Trump,” he tweeted from his Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation (HABF) account.
Along with Baldwin, many other celebrities and media figures have chimed in with their thoughts on the coronavirus and Trump’s handling of the situation. Per Daily Hive, Pod Save America co-host Tommy Vietor echoed Baldwin and suggested the president himself is a threat to the world.
“Nothing reassures you about the risk from a global pandemic like a president who at times seems to be illiterate,” Vietor tweeted.
Journalist Thor Benson focused on Trump’s purported fear of the harm coronavirus could do to him politically. According to Benson, Trump wants to hide information about the virus not for the safety of the public but for political advantage.
Conversely, comedian Tommy Campbell appeared more scared by Trump’s decision to appoint Vice President Mike Pence as head of the coronavirus task force.
“This is a science-denying man who relies on prayer to heal and cannot attend a one-on-one meeting with a woman without a chaperone.”
In an appearance on MSNBC’s 11th Hour, documentary filmmaker Michael Moore spoke to host Brian Williams and suggested that the president poses a more significant threat to the world than the coronavirus.
“If you have the president telling people it’s a hoax, that there’s nothing to worry about, that it will disappear as he said yesterday, and it’ll be a miracle. I sat there just now thinking before I came in here: ‘which is more dangerous? A virus or a president who says that?”
However, Breitbart noted that Williams earlier claimed that Trump called the coronavirus a hoax, which the publication notes is not correct. Instead, Trump reportedly called the Democrats’ politicization of the virus a hoax, not the virus itself.
That MBS-Putin high five happened just yesterday and #SNL already spoofed it with Fred Armisen playing the Crown Prince. Alec Baldwin’s Trump is so mad when he finds out they are BFFs. pic.twitter.com/wfQAa5pNpb
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) December 2, 2018
As for Baldwin, he has been vocal about his displeasure with Trump since before the coronavirus hit. As reported by Fox News, Baldwin took to Twitter earlier this month to accuse the Republican Party of giving Trump powers that are comparable to those of Adolf Hitler. His tweets came following the Republican-led Senate’s acquittal of Trump, which marked the end of the impeachment trial.
“It’s official. The United States government is as lawless as the malignant dictatorships we’ve hated in our foreign policy since WWII,” Baldwin tweeted.
Hours later, Baldwin again took to Twitter to warn about Trump and the purported rise of fascism he is a part of.
“Remember that fascistic thinking takes hold when a standard of living is threatened consistently,” Baldwin tweeted.
He continued to claim that people in these situations are pressured by money and believe that their standard of living is changing for the worse and will “become the new normal.”