Did Alec Baldwin have a say in the strategic approach Hillary Clinton took with her 2016 campaign? Talk like this makes us wonder:
— NewsBusters (@newsbusters) May 1, 2019
— MediaResearchCenter (@theMRC) May 1, 2019
Well, at least he didn’t say “deplorables.”
Here’s what Baldwin said on PBS, via Newsbusters (video at the link):
I thought he would change. After he won, which was horrifying to me, because if you’re a New Yorker, you’re on to Trump. He’s not the host of The Apprentice who’s fooled all these fly-over Americans that he’s this crack businessman. We kind of know he’s something else. But even so when he won, I thought to myself, he’s gonna change. Give it a year, and we’ll see a different Trump. And no. He’s the same now — which, this is the real tragedy. He’s exactly the same today as he was back in November of 2016.
The host then gave Baldwin a chance to backpedal, which is what he tried to do:
BALDWIN: I do, I do. Well I — when I say flyover Americans I mean that — that’s a show business term in terms of demographics and I don’t mean that with any — in any pejorative sense. I mean, I live in a world where nobody watched The Apprentice. Nobody I know in the world I lived in in New York or L.A. or in the world I live ever watched The Apprentice.
He didn’t mean it in a pejorative sense? So Baldwin just meant to say “flyover Americans” are stupid and gullible in the most respectful kind of way?
Alec says that the term"flyover Americans" is a "Hollywood term." He is so self involved.
— ❌Sally Tanner ❌ (@sally_tanner) May 2, 2019
It’s a “Hollywood term” everybody — non-Hollywood types might not be enlightened enough to understand:
I don’t think that’s the “compliment” he thinks it is. Considering California and NY’s governors.
— Loren (@LorenSethC) May 1, 2019
Alec Baldwin is losing it . Apparently President Trump rents some serious space in his head . According to Baldwin we are " FlyOver Americans." What a snob . pic.twitter.com/aUtKr2mXP1
— American Woman (@Roseann85072571) May 2, 2019
What a jerk. I thought he promised to move out of the country if Bush won. Just another lying Democrat. https://t.co/XuaLq1de3h
— Tennessee Walker (@Horsesfor2) May 1, 2019
Continuing to disenfranchise "flyover" Americans will only ensure a Trump victory.
— (((David F.))) (@thefink68) May 2, 2019
Dems like Baldwin haven’t learned a thing from 2016, have they?