- The Washington Times - Monday, June 5, 2017

Alec Baldwin has some words of advice for how fellow comedian Kathy Griffin should handle “senile idiot” President Trump: Ignore him.

Mr. Baldwin took to Twitter Friday night after Ms. Griffin accused the president of trying to ruin her life “forever” during a press conference following her controversial “beheading” stunt.

“Dear Kathy Griffin, Kathy….baby…I’ve been there,” wrote Mr. Baldwin, who impersonates Mr. Trump on “Saturday Night Live.”

“The whole Henry Hyde thing w Conan, where we bring out an oxygen mask at the end? a joke,” he said. “That’s what I thought. That’s what we intended. No one walked out of the studio and said, ‘No! We’re serious!’ No one. But all your gutless, weasels in the GOP insisted that I actually threatened Hyde. They played the victim beautifully.”

Mr. Baldwin was referencing his 1998 appearance on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” for which he was forced to apologize after giving an animated tirade about stoning then-Republican Rep. Henry Hyde to death.

Kathy…f—k them. F—k them all. No 1 believes u meant 2 threaten Trump. Trump is such a senile idiot, all he has is Twitter fights,” he wrote. “Ignore him. Like the leaders of all the other countries in the world. Ignore him.”

Ms. Griffin gave a press conference Friday amid the fallout from a controversial photo shoot in which she was pictured holding a realistic bloody head resembling Mr. Trump. Ms. Griffin initially apologized for the stunt, but the backlash continued. She lost her New Year’s Eve gig at CNN and received separate rebukes from the president and the first lady. Ms. Griffin told reporters Friday that the Trump family was bullying her because she’s a woman.

“What is happening to me has never happened in the history of this great country. A sitting president of the United States, his grown children and the first lady are personally, I feel, are trying to ruin my life forever,” she said. “They’re using me as the shiny object so nobody talks about his FBI investigation.”

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