If there is anything better for actor Alec Baldwin than hosting Saturday Night Live for the 17th time, we'd guess that it would be being validated for his performance as an impersonator of President Donald Trump.
Earlier that same day, the Dominican Republic newspaper El Nacional published an article on Trump's thoughts about the settlement in Israel he previously mentioned.
But, instead of a photo of the president of the United States gracing the page beside the photo of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, El Nacional unintentionally posted a still shot of Baldwin as he played the POTUS on SNL.
El Nacional has since issued an apology for the oversight and explained that the image was simply pulled from Associated Press and that the mistake was not discovered until the article had been published.
There have been no reactions from the POTUS, Alec Baldwin, or SNL as of writing but we can imagine that Trump is not too happy about the mistake since he is not amused with Baldwin's impersonation — and Baldwin is also not a Trump supporter.
I wanna perform at Trump's inauguration.
I wanna sing HIGHWAY TO HELLhttps://t.co/fCTArIajFb
— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) December 23, 2016
Death comes in threes. Carrie Fisher George Michael The integrity of the Oval Office. — ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) December 28, 2016
If readers recall, Trump has already called out SNL on Twitter several times for not being funny, and he also criticized Baldwin's impersonation of him.
Just tried watching Saturday Night Live - unwatchable! Totally biased, not funny and the Baldwin impersonation just can't get any worse. Sad
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 4, 2016
.@NBCNews is bad but Saturday Night Live is the worst of NBC. Not funny, cast is terrible, always a complete hit job. Really bad television! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 15, 2017
However, just like Arnold Schwarzenegger, whom Trump recently criticized as the new host of The Apprentice, Baldwin retaliated with his own entertaining response.
If Trump believes that criticism of, opposition to, distaste for his election will eventually subside, he is mistaken. It's just starting. — ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) January 9, 2017
All of the jokes/parody/comedy aside, let's stop for a moment to take a full account of where we are. This country is lost. It's in trouble. — ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) January 20, 2017
We think it is fair to say the loathing is mutual between the two men, but Baldwin may be on the winning end with El Nacional's mistake. On the downside, the publication may also start receiving some hate from the president. People on social media have even begun to wonder whether the Dominican Republic would be included on the list of banned countries soon.
That or Trump could start considering it as a publication that circulates fake news. Then again, the U.S. president could miraculously show a "merciful" side and actually let this one go since El Nacional did apologize for the mistake before he was even made aware of it. It's really hard to say.
In the meantime, let us just all enjoy a quick performance from Alec Baldwin in his impersonation of President Donald Trump.