Black people love Alec Baldwin, so says Alec Baldwin.
The “30 Rock” star broached the topic during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, even though he knew it was probably not the right thing to say.
“I don’t know how to say this,” Baldwin began, “and I don’t want to get it wrong either, because everything is a minefield of bombs going off, but ever since I played Trump, black people love me.”
He explained further, saying, “They love me. Everywhere I go, black people go crazy. I think it’s because they’re most afraid of Trump. I’m not going to paint every African-American person with the same brush, but a significant number of them are sitting there going, ‘This is going to be bad for black folks.'”
Alec Baldwin went on to say that portraying Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live” has motivated him to get more involved with politics. He is supporting a number of Democratic challengers, including two on Long Island, where he grew up.
“Peter King’s somebody I’m just dreaming of taking down because he exemplifies everything I detest about Congress,” he told THR. “These people are completely devoid of any imagination — anything you equate with leadership, they don’t have it.”