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    Alec Baldwin Ignites Twitter After Calling Donald Trump a 'Threat to Safety'

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    President Trump is known to have expressed his frustration with Alex Baldwin’s repeated impersonations of him on live Saturday night television, yet this time he seems to have rattled Baldwin’s cage.

    Actor Alec Baldwin has caused somewhat of a debate on Twitter after saying that Donald Trump constitutes a "threat to my safety, and that of my family."

    Baldwin's comments exploded onto social media on the morning of Sunday, 17 February apparently after Mr. Trump saw Baldwin impersonate him during the opening of NBC's 'Saturday Night Live' (SNL) the night before.

    It shouldn't come as much of a surprise that the president didn't appreciate it too much.

    Mr Trump then went on to repeat his signature line about the role of media in American public life.

    Baldwin, who reprised his role as president Trump on Saturday, 16 February, then issued a few Tweets of his own, starting by saying that, "Trump whines. The parade moves on. #resignalready." 

    Then, later Sunday, Baldwin appeared to single our Trump's second Tweet.

    The exchange caused a backlash on social media, with some rallying behind Baldwin. 

    Yet, there were also those who appear to be holding out little sympathy for Mr Baldwin. 

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