- The Washington Times - Monday, June 26, 2017

Bill Clinton cracked a couple of jokes about the Trump administration Sunday night during Spike TV’s tribute to Alec Baldwin.

“I wouldn’t know an alternative fact if it hit me in the face,” the former president said during a surprise appearance at the Apollo Theater for “One Night Only: Alec Baldwin,” airing July 9, USA Today reported.

“But I do know this: I first met Alec Baldwin more than 20 years ago,” he said, adding that he appreciated Mr. Baldwin’s history.

“A great American story about a boy growing up in an Irish-Catholic family,” he said. “He ended up going to George Washington University, ran for student-body president and came back home to New York, where he followed the then-classic path, from politics into soap operas.

“And now that we know it works the other way around,” he joked, gesturing to Mr. Baldwin, “you need to think about running again. You’ll probably win the next time.”

Robert De Niro also jabbed Mr. Trump during the star-studded event, praising Mr. Baldwin’s “Saturday Night Live” impersonation of the president as being good for the country.

“I mean your Trump impression, Alec, is dead-on. It’s crazy,” Mr. De Niro said, Vanity Fair reported. “It’s great comedy and it’s good for the country. I hope you continue through the summer, because we can’t afford too much of a lapse in with these idiots.”

“I think when Trump arrives, instead of playing ‘Hail to the Chief,’ they should do the theme of ‘The Godfather,’” he added.

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