Alec Baldwin apparently knew what he was about to say to The Hollywood Reporter would be controversial, but he went for it anyway.

“I don’t know how to say this and I don’t want to get it wrong either, because everything is a minefield of bombs going off, but ever since I played Trump, black people love me,” the actor said in a story published Wednesday. “They love me.”
“Everywhere I go, black people go crazy,” he said. “I think it’s because they’re most afraid of Trump. 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.’ “
Sounds like ⁦@AlecBaldwin⁩ isn’t “acting” when he’s playing ⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩ on ⁦@nbcsnl⁩ — he just does Alec Baldwin in a yellow wig and orange makeup,” one person tweeted.
When reached by CNN, Baldwin’s publicist offered a “no comment” about the backlash.
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