Alec Baldwin doesn’t get it — Doug Ibendahl explains why:
“I don’t want to be a product of my environment. I want my environment to be a product of me.” — Jack Nicholson as Frank Costello in The Departed.
Actor Alec Baldwin’s judgment leaves something to be desired even in his own field, as evidenced by the fact he bungled the opportunity to continue in the starring role of the Jack Ryan film franchise after a fine performance in the terrific The Hunt for Red October back in 1990.
Today finds Baldwin mostly relegated to performing a cheesy impersonation of the President of the United States on Saturday Night Life for the benefit of Trump haters who are apparently still self-medicating.
But if Baldwin’s personal radar is unreliable within his own profession, it’s completely out of whack when it comes to his hobby of politics.
Baldwin was recently interviewed for the PBS show Amanpour & Co., and he had this to say about the presidency of Donald Trump:
Trump is the only man in American history that the presidency of the United States has had no effect on him whatsoever.
It hasn’t changed him. 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 flyover Americans that he’s this crack businessman. We kind of know that 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. And this is the real tragedy—he’s exactly the same today as he was back in November of 2016.
Putting aside the catty dismissal of “flyover Americans” who Baldwin obviously considers unsophisticated rubes, the man actually gets something right for a change. The presidency hasn’t changed Donald Trump.
And thank God for that.
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