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Alec Baldwin Says Trump Supporters are to Blame for the ‘Near Moral Collapse of this Country’

Actor Alec Baldwin lashed out at supporters of Donald Trump on Tuesday, accusing the president’s fans of causing the “near moral collapse of this country.”

In a series of tweets posted from the Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation’s Twitter account, Baldwin directed a tirade against Trump voters for a supposed “desecration” of American ideals.

“American democracy has always been a struggle between the misaligned protections of specific freedoms and a raging, at times intoxicating, 12 cylinder economy. It demanded vigilant/consistent regulation, compassion for the disenfranchised, and the periodic display of a necessary sacrifice that allowed for the long term health of our society at the expense of short term whims,” he tweeted.

“The desecration of those ideals and the near moral collapse of this country falls squarely in the lap of Trump’s supporters, as opposed to Trump himself, who is merely what psychology labels the ‘objective negative function,’ ” Baldwin continued.

The actor is known for his portrayal of Trump as an inept, corrupt leader on “Saturday Night Live” as well as for his vocal opposition to the president himself.

“I made him as two-dimensional as I believe he deserves to be made. And we’ve certainly vulgarized it from time to time, beyond certain limitations. But it’s essentially us repeating back what he says, and just holding up a mirror to what he says and does,” Baldwin said of his impersonation in April of 2019.

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