Dominican paper runs photo of Alec Baldwin instead of Trump

This Dec. 3, 2016 image released by NBC shows Kate McKinnon as Kellyanne Conway, left, and Alec Baldwin as President-elect Donald Trump during "Saturday Night Live," in New York. Trump called the late-night institution unfunny and Baldwin's portrayal of him mean-spirited, suggesting the show wasn't long for the world. Trump has grumbled in tweets about the show three times since October, most recently last weekend after Baldwin and Kate McKinnon appeared in a skit about his Twitter habit. (Will Heath/NBC via AP)

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Alec Baldwin does a pretty convincing Donald Trump impersonation – just ask a newspaper in the Dominican Republic.

El Nacional published an apology on Saturday after mistakenly running a photo of the actor doing his impression of the U.S. president on “Saturday Night Live” instead of Trump himself.

Accompanying an article in its Friday edition headlined in Spanish: “Trump says settlements in Israel don’t favor peace,” a photo of a scowling Baldwin in a blond wig appears next to a photo of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

In a statement posted on its website, the Dominican newspaper said a photo of Baldwin imitating Trump – over the caption “Donald Trump, president of the USA” – was published on page 19 and the mistake went unnoticed by the newspaper’s staff.

“El Nacional apologizes to its readers and anyone who felt affect by the publication” of the photo, the statement said.

Trump has lashed out at the way “Saturday Night Live” has lampooned him, saying Baldwin’s semi-regular portrayal of him “stinks.”

 

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