Hollywood Actor Urges “Overthrow” of Trump Government
MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE — October 16, 2018
Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin, whose impersonation of President Trump on SNL has become very popular, has urged his compatriots to “peacefully” and legally “overthrow” the government... by voting.
In particular, he urged all to use the November 6 midterm elections to vote against Republicans.
After reprising his role as Trump on "Saturday Night Live," Baldwin flew to New Hampshire, where he was the keynote speaker at the New Hampshire Democratic Party’s annual fall fundraising dinner.
"The way we implement change in America is through elections. We change governments here at home in an orderly and formal way," he said. "In that orderly and formal way and lawful way, we need to overthrow the government of the United States under Donald Trump."
According to Baldwin’s view, there is a small group currently in power that is hell-bent on continuing a malicious immigration policy. He's certain that Trump and his supporters constantly and demonstratively violate people's rights, and now they have "loot[ed] money from the federal treasury and deposited it directly into the bank accounts of their most ardent political supporters."
The White House did not immediately respond to the actor's statements.
Baldwin also said Republicans “shrug” when it comes to gun violence and "spit in the face" of the rest of the world over the notion of changing outdated energy policies, and they offer neither hope nor solutions to people of color "who seek a decent seat at the American economic table but instead are issued a prison term, or worse, a bullet."
The actor also recalled the recent appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. In his view, this showed that Republicans consider women unworthy of constitutional protection at the same level as men.
"They themselves are sons, husbands, fathers, and yet when the time arrived in the thick of the #metoo movement to set politics aside and establish that women's rights were more important than political expediency, they failed and it was ugly," he said.
Many representatives of political and public organizations present at the actor's speech expressed support for his position.
"People raising their voices and sharing their experiences is what has been critical for our democracy and our capacity to move forward throughout our history," U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan said. "As difficult as the Kavanaugh battle was, those moments have been incredibly important and will continue to be as we move forward."
Congressional candidate Chris Pappas echoed her sentiment.
"If we're not hoarse by the time the election rolls around, we're not doing our jobs or we're not paying attention," he said. "It's about raising our voices and what we're all about as a country."
Regarding the current administration’s immigration policy, the actor noted that the White House gives no hope or solutions to black people, "who are looking for a decent place.”
"Let's make America great again by making Donald trump a casino operator again," Baldwin said, parodying the President's slogan, adding that he wakes up every morning “in horror” because Trump is still the President.
Baldwin's appearance in the state that will hold the first presidential primary came hours before the premiere of his new talk show. 'The Alec Baldwin Show,' which airs on ABC at 10 p.m., will feature one-on-one conversations with celebrities and cultural icons.