Alec Baldwin does a pretty convincing job of impersonating President Donald Trump — just ask the folks over at the El Nacional newspaper in the Dominican Republic.
The newspaper drew social media's attention after it mistakenly printed a photo of the actor posing as Trump on "Saturday Night Live" in an article about the United States and Israel.
The picture was used side-by-side with a photo of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Dominican newspaper uses picture of Alex Baldwin instead of president Trump. pic.twitter.com/exxsAufnrd— You Had One Job (@_youhadonejob1) February 11, 2017
Dear El Nacional, Alec Baldwin will be pleased as punch. But let's hope the Dominican Republic isn't added to Trump's banned countries list pic.twitter.com/vt4NJe4NJf— Sharon Gibson (@SharonGibson3) February 10, 2017
The newspaper soon realized its error and released an apology:
"El Nacional published on Friday as Donald Trump a picture of actor Alec Baldwin, who imitates him on a television program the president of the United States.
The picture was sent that day by Associated Press (AP) with the name of the actor and informed about the program, but it was placed as if it were the one of Trump, situation that happened unnoticed for all that reviewed page 19.
El Nacional apologizes to the readers and to all those who felt affected by the publication.
Actor Baldwin imitates President Trump on the Saturday Night Live weekly show on the National Broadcasting Company (NBC), one of the most important in the United States."
As heartfelt as the statement was, the damage had already been done because the photos and screen grabs of newspaper page had already made their rounds on social media.
It was honest mistake, but most social media users found it funny either way.
Baldwin certainly has made a lasting impact, even internationally, with his role skewering the U.S. president — which, by the way, Trump has repeatedly attacked as "unfunny" and "sad."
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