Baldwin Trump Release Tax Returns

Alec Baldwin to Trump: Release Tax Returns, I'll Quit Mocking You on SNL

In between placing phone calls to world leaders, Donald Trump this Saturday again took issue with Alec Baldwin’s impression of him on Saturday Night Live.

Baldwin in turn offered the president-elect a price for his silence.

Opening this weekend’s SNL, Baldwin portrayed Trump as a man easily distracted from an important security briefing by the chance to retweet random people on Twitter.

Though it was one of Baldwin’s less savage takes on the incoming POTUS, his target nonetheless declared it “unwatchable,” adding, “the Baldwin impersonation just can’t get any worse.” Baldwin quickly tweeted back (from backstage?), “Release your tax returns and I’ll stop. Ha.”

Trump of course used the Twitter device to lambast SNL and Baldwin’s first take on him as a president-elect, on the Nov. 20 outing, calling the NBC sketch series (that he hosted a year prior) a “totally one-sided, biased show.” Baldwin that time responded by encouraging the White House’s next resident to stay focused on “how to improve the lives of AS MANY AMERICANS AS POSSIBLE” and “improving our reputation abroad, including actually fighting for freedom and not just oil.”

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40 Comments
  1. MrMank says:

    Ah yes! Because this is newsworthy. Anyway, if I were Trump, and Baldwin made this same offer, that’d be incentive to NEVER release my tax returns. Damn, I’d be flattered.

    • Simon Jester says:

      Trump makes it newsworthy thanks to his thin skin and childish inability to stop tweeting.

    • anon says:

      You realize the way Trump acts isn’t a joke anymore, right? He’s going to be in charge of this country and that should terrify you.

    • Jebra Bush says:

      Agree with Mank! Alec is as attractive as he is funny, so he should pair up with his female doppelgänger Rosie O and actually make effort to try and learn to be funny!

    • @MrMank It’s newsworthy because this is a TV news site. SNL is a TV show. What’s also newsworthy is that the President Elect of the USA is acting like a baby. Actually you’re right that’s nothing new…. carry on.

    • Mary says:

      Wow you do realize that the man elected to be President acts like a 5 year old. Not only is it news worthy but guess what it proves how inept he is to be in that position. One would think he had more pressing business than to tweet about a late night show. You know like maybe read up on how to be DIPLOMATIC. I guess this is to be expected for the next 4 years or until he is impeached because uneducated desperate fools elected the clueless, classless man behind the curtain. Gee I don’t ever any other President resorting to immature tactics because someone doesn’t agree with them. Maybe it is time to open your eyes and see what you minions actually put in. Take responsibility for your failures.

  2. peterwdawson says:

    You know, when he was candidate Trump this was amusing, but now, in the middle of a transition, he’s taking time away from familiarizing himself with the most important job he’ll ever have and replacing not just key positions but basically all the White House staff, period, to complain about something in the exact same manner the sketch was poking fun at him for? Good luck, America.

  3. John NYC says:

    This April 15 is, obviously, after the inauguration. As Predifent will Trump release his returns?

    • John NYC says:

      I do love the irony of the President-elect complaining and and reacting to a mocking of his Twitter obsession by tweeting.

  4. dumb question from a non-american. but aren’t the president’s tax reports public records ? I mean, for 2017 to 2021 would donald be forced to release them ?

    • MMD says:

      As another non-American, it is not a dumb question. Rules, laws, the constitution, the truth and so many other things seem not to apply in the orange thin skinned world of Trump.

    • hudakcollins says:

      Individual income tax returns — including those of public figures — are private information, protected by law from unauthorized disclosure. Indeed, the Internal Revenue Service is barred from releasing any taxpayer information whatsoever, except to authorized agencies and individuals.

      Like all other citizens, U.S. presidents enjoy this protection of their privacy. Since the early 1970s, however, most presidents have CHOSEN to release their returns publicly. It is not a REQUIREMENT for any public official to release their returns, it is their CHOICE.

      • LiberalsHaveNoClue says:

        Thank god somebody knows the law. There is no requirement or law that requires for him to release his tax returns. If everyone wants the POTUS to release them, then pass a law. But presently there is no law. And while you’re at, pass a law that anyone running for POTUS must also release their birth certificate, or whatever is necessary to demonstrate that they meet the qualifications for POTUS? Again, this backwards country that we live in doesn’t have that requirement as a law. Insane!

        • Angela says:

          I do get a kick out of how Trump spent years demanding Obama turn over his birth certificate, but suddenly when the tables are turned and people are asking Trump to turn over important information, suddenly he doesn’t have to do so.
          .
          If we had to sit through the stupid “let’s see your birth certificate” debate with Obama, Trump has to release his tax records. Fair is fair. Every other candidate’s released theirs, no problem. Is Trump afraid we’ll find something shady in his or something?

          • AnnieM says:

            Of course he’s hiding shadiness. And he’s stupid enough to more or less have admitted it, too: “I didn’t pay ANY taxes! Look how smart I am” etc, etc. Paraphrasing, of course, but y’all get the idea.

        • Cobra says:

          Thank you Mr. Legal Expert.
          President Obama DID release his birth certificate.

          No one claimed it was a law for Trump to have to release them. But unlike President Obama, Trump hasn’t released anything. Because it would prove what a fraud he really is.

  5. AngelWasHere says:

    Doesn’t he know this is a regular thing for presidents to be mocked occasionally? This is going be a long 4 years for him. For us all really. God help us.

    • Grey'sFan says:

      Let’s pray it won’t be four years.

      • Ben says:

        Ok then, this is going to be a long eight years for him.

        • Mary says:

          Nope he won’t even make the total four. Anyone with eyes and a half of brain can see that he is totally out of his element and obviously does not take the position seriously. Make no mistake the bigot Pence will be in that seat before the 4 years up. They are just sitting back waiting for the clueless wonder to mess up which believe me it won’t be long. The minions who voted him in will be slapped in the face real hard when they finally understand that the TV Personality pulled the wool over their eyes. Brace yourself because the fall will be hard and quick. Although there will still be some sheep that won’t be able to face the truth.

          • ashleytwo says:

            The scary thing though is…Mike Pence is a different kind of awful. Trump is awful and incompetent but seems to do/say a lot of things for attention, Pence knowingly holds abhorrent views because he genuinely believes them.

          • Mary says:

            I agree about Pence but in reality I still think he is the one pulling the strings because we have the clueless wonder. No matter what we are in for a rough 4 years, the best we can hope for is that some of the Republicans in Congress have a backbone, I know that is wishful thinking. History will repeat itself, the Republicans will screw it up and the Democrats will come in and fix the mess. Trump has already proven he is a liar by his picks. All of his cabinets are millionaire and his foolish supporters actually think he understands the middle class. You can’t fix stupid, so we have to brace ourselves for which will be the most horrific ride yet. The way I see it the divide got so much wider with man who was elected.

          • AnnieM says:

            Trump & Pence are like the evil versions of Governor Gatling & Benson.

  6. Tina F says:

    Has-been Alec Baldwin continuing to try to be relevant is more pathetic than anything else here.

    • Simon Jester says:

      And yet, here you are commenting on someone who is supposedly “irrelevant.” Is it a lack of willpower, or just willful stupidity?

    • Grey'sFan says:

      Alec Baldwin is more relevant than Trump. Trump is a pathetic has-been infant. We need a Shonda Rhimes-style plane crash for Trump to be on – only problem is no one would be crying, just celebrating.

  7. Diana Murray says:

    I think Baldwin is hysterical & hits the “little whinny baby” where it hurts him. He can give it…but can’t take it. Keep up the great job Alec! And Mr Trump go see you tax account.

  8. H.H. says:

    I keep saying that Trump supporters should be EMBARRASSED! Their great white hope hops on Twitter to cry MAN BABY TEARS over protestors and actors exercising their free speech.

    You didn’t see OBAMA OR BUSH whine WAAAH, NOT FAIR like kindergartners when people protested them. Because adults realize life isn’t fair. If life was fair the candidate that won 2 million more votes would be the president-elect and the actual president-elect be whining some conspiracy theory BS about illegal voters like a BRATTY UNGRACIOUS WINNER!

    You didn’t see Obama or Bush stomp their feet like petulant children and demand apologies when people booed their VPs.

    And you didn’t see Bush make a stink when Will Farrell satirized him on SNL. You didn’t see Obama get mad when Fred Armisen or Jay Pharoah satirized him on SNL. Because they took it in stride like effing ADULTS!

    Because despite the faults of both Obama and Bush they had something that President-elect Tang lacks — maturity and dignity! And that’s a REAL PROBLEM! Like how the hell is he supposed to engage in foreign diplomacy if he hasn’t the foggiest idea of how to be diplomatic and when to hold ones tongue and be tactful? IT IS ALREADY CAUSING PROBLEMS WITH CHINA AND HE’S NOT EVEN IN OFFICE YET! And while Trump supporters might say screw China we actually need them when it comes to dealing with North Korea. And it’s things like that that you can’t expect an inexperienced man baby to understand! So he needs to climb back up his tower and smear on some more Cheetos Bronzer (btw, this is an actual product you can buy now — just google it) and leave the politics to people who know WTF they’re doing.

  9. Scott Burks says:

    It’s funny from the comments below, that this same group was calling Trump a liar, but now are showing their support for one. Wasn’t Baldwin supposed to move out of the country 16 years ago when Bush was elected?

    • Mary says:

      You do comprehend that one is going to be President and the other is an actor – oh wait so is Trump but a bad one at that. I wouldn’t call someone who made an off the cuff remark about moving if someone is elected a liar. I do call one a liar when it is proven that his University is a fraud. When it is proven that the paid off the AG in Florida. When it was proven he used his foundation to purchase and pay off his debts. I do call one a liar when he said he would release his taxes and doesn’t. I do call one a liar when he is going to drain the swamp and look who is picks are, G & S executives who are responsible for the 2008 crash. Many of us aren’t totally clueless like his sheep. The only thing Trump has been truthful about is being a sexual predator – which was caught on tape – but that obviously didn’t matter to the angry frustrated voters who blames the Government for their failures. They will realize soon enough.

  10. Rich says:

    I think we can all agree that Trump is a moron, but Baldwin’s impression is becoming increasingly annoying and stale. I say drop Baldwin and get someone who can do something other than pucker his lips to impersonate Trump.