People Call Alec Baldwin 'Racist' for Donald Trump and Black People Remarks
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The comedian lands on hot water after saying that black community loves him because of his impersonation of POTUS.

AceShowbiz - Alec Baldwin believes that black people love him. He recently sat down for an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, talking about the newfound love he's been getting from the African-American community following his impersonation of President Donald Trump on NBC's "Saturday Night Live".

The 60-year-old comedian said in the interview, "I don't know how to say this and I don't want to get it wrong either ... but ever since I played Trump, black people love me." He added, "Everywhere I go, black people go crazy."

"The Boss Baby" actor went on saying that he thought it was because "they're most afraid of Trump." He continued, "I'm not going to paint every African-American person with the same brush, but a significant number of them are sitting there going, 'This is going to be bad for black folks.' "

His remarks quickly garnered attention from Twitter folks with many of them showing their confusion over how inaccurate his remarks were. "I've never met a black person that feared President Trump or anybody in the White House. Like the great Malcolm X said do for self and don’t associate with white liberals," said one user. One other simply asking if Alec was being himself or was "he still in character."

"Said no black person ever..." another user tweeted. Meanwhile, another comment read, "black people are not souvenirs alec."

Some left scathing comments about him, labeling him "racist" for what he said. "So he's implying that black people love him because he made fun of someone he thinks they're afraid of. Is that racist? That feels racist," one angered user tweeted. Another one added, "Holy s**t @AlecBaldwin.. This is embarrassing. 'Black people love me'. Dude, do you listen to yourself? Don't you get how cringe saying something like that is? Don't you get it? Does fame make people autistic or something?"

Alec first unveiled his Emmy award-winning impersonation of Trump on "SNL" ahead of the 2016 presidential election. "All I wanted my Trump to be is mean-spirited and miserable, like Mr. Potter from 'It's a Wonderful Life,'" Baldwin said of his version of Trump. "But then I'll say, 'Oh, I don't want to do it anymore,' and people will go, 'Don't you dare give that up, we need you.' Like I've gotten people through something in our nation's history."

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