Alec Baldwin: 'What You See With Trump is How Hitler Got Elected'

Michael W. Chapman | October 5, 2017 | 2:00pm EDT
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Actor Alec Baldwin.


Although he said he was in no way comparing President Donald Trump to Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler, actor and left-wing activist Alec Baldwin nonetheless said, "What you see with Trump is how Hitler got elected."

Baldwin, who often parodies Trump on Saturday Night Live, made his remarks during an interview for the the October issue of British GQ

Commenting on President Trump's success, Baldwin said, "Now, I am by no means comparing Trump to Hitler, I would never do that.... What you see with Trump is how Hitler got elected. Someone who will say anything to people because of their economic interest."

In other remarks about the president, Baldwin said, "One of the real tragedies for him, on a Shakespearean level, is that his name is ruined."

"His children are going to have to change their names when he gets out of the White House," said Baldwin. "Everything that he wanted to achieve, the opposite has resulted."

"I think the powers that be, the money behind the Republican Party, they'll have to get the smell out of the room so that [Mike] Pence can be the runner in 2010," said Baldwin. "And the sooner they get rid of him the better."

Alec Baldwin parodies President Trump on NBC's Saturday Night Live.  (Screenshot: NBC, YouTube) 

"How much more are they going to put up with?" he said. "I don't think they'll put up with much more.... I imagine he'll resign." 

Baldwin, 59, is a Democrat. He endorsed Barack Obama for president in 2008 and 2012. Baldwin serves on the board of the left-wing People for the American Way, and he is an animal rights activist.  Baldwin has been honored with three Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards. In 2003, Baldwin was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. 



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