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Alec Baldwin Says Donald Trump Should Quit Twitter – and He Knows Firsthand

Baldwin says his own Twitter experience taught him the perils of personally engaging

President Donald Trump has taken quite a bit of criticism for his tweets while in office, and now his “Saturday Night Live” impersonator is joining the chorus.

In an interview with USA Today on Tuesday, Alec Baldwin said he believes the president should have his staff handle his Twitter account from now on.

“The President of the United States should have his office do the tweeting,” said Baldwin. He went on to explain that this belief stems from his own contentious relationship with the social media platform in the past.

“I had a very strange relationship with Twitter, because in the beginning, I thought it was an opportunity for me to communicate directly with my audience. And I tried to do that,” he said. “Therefore when people picked a fight with me, whether they were mean to me or they spit on me in the digital world, I got angry. And I would get into these rants with people. And I stopped and said to myself, ‘What the hell am I doing?’ And you let it go.”

“No matter what you do, you’re never going to be able to control the opinions of all of these people,” he said. “They hate, because that is what they need to do, my political opposites.”

Baldwin, who voices the lead character in the upcoming animated comedy “Boss Baby,” recently said that he won’t be doing his now-famous impression of the president for much longer.

“His policies aside, which you can hate, I thought he would have just relaxed,” Baldwin said. “The maliciousness of this White House has people worried … that’s why I’m not going to do it much longer, the impersonation, I don’t know how much more people can take it.