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Alec Baldwin Says Trump Is ‘Punishment’ for America’s Sins

'Saturday Night Live' and 'Beetlejuice' star made some strong statements about the president over the weekend

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Actor Alec Baldwin has a new theory about President Donald Trump.

“Trump is a curse, brought down on us as punishment 4 our sins. The slaughter of Native Americans, slavery, Japanese internment, Vietnam,” the “Saturday Night Live” star tweeted over the weekend.

The award-winning star was only getting started.

“Every hateful, misogynistic, racist notion, intertwined w our better nature, Trump embodies those. He is us. Now we can face it + exorcise it,” he added.

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The actor followed up his tweet with a call to arms for Trump critics.

He said they must rally behind the person who eventually replaces Trump.

He didn’t actually say, though, who would eventually replace the president once he’s out of office.

“Remember that once Trump is gone, by whatever means, + is replaced by a competent/duly elected successor, it will be necessary 4 all in this country 2 offer their support 2 that man/woman. Regardless of party. The period of healing for us will be long + will require our best,” Baldwin tweeted.

Before Trump ran for president, the actor, 60, often saw himself involved in controversy that made headlines.

But his memorable Trump impression on “Saturday Night Live” has put him back in many people’s good graces.

Baldwin now does his impression nearly every Saturday night, including this past weekend, when he took part in a reimagined “It’s a Wonderful Life” for a segment that took aim at Trump.

The president himself is no fan of “Saturday Night Live” or Baldwin’s impression of him.

“A REAL scandal is the one-sided coverage, hour by hour, of networks like NBC & Democrat spin machines like ‘Saturday Night Live.’ It is all nothing less than unfair news coverage and Dem commercials. Should be tested in courts, can’t be legal? Only defame & belittle! Collusion?” tweeted President Trump over the weekend.

Earlier this year, he tweeted of “SNL” and Baldwin: “Alec Baldwin, whose dying mediocre career was saved by his terrible impersonation of me on ‘SNL,’ now says playing me was agony. Alec, it was agony for those who were forced to watch.”

Check out the most recent cold open from the show, in which Baldwin portrayed Trump below.

Other guests included Academy Award winner Robert De Niro (“Goodfellas,” “Raging Bull”) and his “Meet the Parents” co-star Ben Stiller, who most recently directed the currently airing Showtime miniseries “Escape at Dannemora.”

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