On Friday, the New York City police arrested actor, Alec Baldwin, for a violent dispute that occurred in a parking lot. A representative for the department explained that a 49-year-old man was punched in the face, and Baldwin was arrested before 2:00 pm.
As some of his fans know, Baldwin has run into trouble with the police on more than one occasion. For instance, in 2014, he was arrested for riding his bike in the wrong direction.
During the police’s two-day crackdown on decreasing the amount of traffic-related deaths, authorities claimed Baldwin became overly belligerent and argumentative when they spoke with him.
On Twitter, Baldwin tweeted out the name and badge number of the person who arrested him, stating that New York has become a “carnival of stupidity” where revenue-hungry police incriminate people for things that were once thought as harmless. In many respects, Alec has earned a reputation for himself as a hot-tempered man, but it hasn’t stopped him from reviving his once-forgotten career.
— NBC News (@NBCNews) November 2, 2018
Despite his altercations with the police, Alec has managed to bring his name into the spotlight once again for his impersonation of the president, Donald Trump, on Saturday Night Live.
Previously, Trump described NBC’s show as “unwatchable,” unbearably biased, and “not funny.” When Trump requested Baldwin give it up, Baldwin said he would stop only if Trump released his tax returns, referencing the controversial subject during his campaign for the presidency in 2016.
NBC News tweeted a video of the president on Friday afternoon where Trump told reporters that he wished Baldwin “luck” during his interaction with the police.
It was a rare moment of maturity between the two men. Recently, the controversial head-of-state has faced even more criticism for supposedly using racist and discriminatory language regarding African-Americans.
In a new interview with Vanity Fair, Cohen accused Trump of saying a couple of different egregious things, including that “only the blacks” could live in impoverished areas, as well as suggesting that he couldn’t let an African American win during the first season of The Apprentice.