Newspaper accidentally replaces Trump with Alec Baldwin, hilarity ensues
Respect to the Picture Editor at this Dominican Republic newspaper who mistakenly ran a picture of Alec Baldwin as Trump. pic.twitter.com/edWdLqP4Rj— James Herring (@itsjamesherring) February 11, 2017
On Friday, the Dominican Republic’s El Nacional newspaper accidentally placed Baldwin alongside a photo of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in an article discussing Trump’s controversial comments on Israeli settlements and the Palestinian peace process.
The newspaper gaffe has caused great amusement online, with many noting that they hope the Dominican Republic hasn’t accidentally triggered a war.
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
A Newspaper in Spain Used a Picture of Alec Baldwin Instead of Donald Trump.... Spain may want to prepare for war... pic.twitter.com/N3Ww0lgr87— Impeach Donald Trump (@Impeach_D_Trump) February 10, 2017
A Spanish newspaper used Alex Baldwin's picture instead of Trump's. If Toddler in Chief sees this we're going to war. pic.twitter.com/Oy4G2sPoLR— Travon Free (@Travon) February 10, 2017
The newspaper acknowledged the blunder Saturday, issuing a statement on its website in which it said: "El Nacional apologizes to its readers and anyone who felt affect by the publication."
However, the newspaper's photo editor needn’t feel too bad, as this isn’t the first time Baldwin and Trump have exchanged identities in the media.
EU TO TENDO UM TRECO QUE A ZH POSTOU ESSA FOTO pic.twitter.com/56pk54XviS— Empresário Gabriel X (@moskito) October 9, 2016
So this Brazilian newspaper uses a picture of Alec Baldwin as if it were Trump, lol. https://t.co/M2Ox22rkAT— Fábio De'Rose (@Enigmagico) October 10, 2016
Baldwin’s SNL performance has repeatedly incurred the wrath of Trump, who has described the comedy show as “unwatchable,” while saying that Baldwin’s portrayal “stinks.”