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Alec Baldwin: Trump 'An Enemy of the Working Class'

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By    |   Tuesday, 28 Mar 2017 12:17 PM

Alec Baldwin, whose unflattering portrayal of Donald Trump on "Saturday Night Live" has irked the commander in chief for months, is now pounding away at the president in print.

"Trump, of course, exploited the fact that voters across the country would accept him as the sharp, no-nonsense, can-do executive he portrays on television," Baldwin writes in Vanity Fair, in an article adapted in part from his new memoir "Nevertheless: A Memoir," to be published next week by Harper.

"And he knew that they would not consider the fact that in New York, his hometown and base of operations, Trump is endured, at best."

The Emmy-winning actor says Trump "was never an admired New Yorker, a sought-after speaker or dinner guest" and has "never shown an appetite for the Great Political Imperative that New York politicians must manifest in order to be a real leader: empathizing with the day-to-day hustle and bustle of working-class New Yorkers."

"In fact, he has actually been an enemy of the working class, refusing to pay many of his contractors and using undocumented workers on jobsites going back to the 1980s. Trump has abused power at every station stop of his life. Now he has the most powerful position in the world," Baldwin writes.

On his impression of Trump, Baldwin explains, "To me [he] is someone who is always searching for a stronger, better word, but he never finds it. Whenever I play him, I make a long pause to find that word, and then I just repeat the word I started with: 'These people are great people."'

Trump has faithfully watched — and universally disliked — the outspoken liberal's cheeky impression of him, complaining on Twitter as early as last October:

Then, in December, the billionaire real-estate tycoon tweeted:

And a month later, he took to Twitter once more:

Interestingly, Baldwin's new book is being published by a subsidiary of News Corp, the media giant owned by conservative media baron and Trump supporter Rupert Murdoch.

In a 2013 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Baldwin proclaimed that "on any given day, I have other things to do, typically. But every now and then, spitting on Murdoch ... I feel like I was born to do that."

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