It was a case of mistaken identity for a Dominican Republic newspaper when they inadvertently used a photo of Alec Baldwin portraying Donald Trump instead of a photo of the commander-in-chief himself.
The article in El Nacional reported on President Trump’s Israeli settlements and ran with Baldwin’s Trump-esque pic alongside one of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Trump has long been a critic of Baldwin’s “Saturday Night Live” impersonation of him, tweeting, “Alec Baldwin portrayal stinks.”
It didn’t take long for the paper to issue a correction, but it also didn’t take long for the funny faux pas to spread like wildfire across social media.
@HuffingtonPost Don’t fault the paper. They were probably just trying to humanize him a bit.
– SueCooperstock ???????? (@SueCooperstock) February 11, 2017
@HuffingtonPost Can every newspaper and media outlet do that? Imagine how pissed Trump would be ????
– Stevie Mullineaux (@steviedactyl) February 11, 2017
He’ll actually make a much better president
– Juan Eber (@EberJhuat) February 11, 2017
@HuffingtonPost. I would PAY to have seen 45’s face when he saw that
– robin nyx (@808nyx) February 11, 2017
– Christine wake (@Christinewake4) February 11, 2017