Dominican newspaper apologizes for using photo of Alec Baldwin instead of Donald Trump

Source: YouTube/ Getty Images

There are two things that President Donald Trump hates more than anything: the press and Alec Baldwin's satirical impression of him on Saturday Night Live

On Friday evening, a picture circulated social media of Dominican Republican newspaper El Nacional accidentally using a picture of Baldwin as Trump and captioning it as a photo of Trump. The photo was used in an article about Trump's stance on Israel. 

On Saturday, El Nacional published an apology for the photo. 

"The National offers an apology to the readers and all who felt affected by the publication," the apology read, in Spanish. According to the apology, the newspaper received the photo from the Associated Press along with information about Baldwin's impression of Trump on Saturday Night Live, but newspaper staff thought the photo was of Trump, not Baldwin. 

"The situation went unnoticed for all that reviewed page 19," the apology read. 

On Twitter, people predicted that Trump might have words for the newspaper, given his dislike of both Baldwin and newspapers. 

Baldwin has been portraying Trump on Saturday Night Live since October. He's not the only actor who's gotten in on the fun, however. Earlier in February, Melissa McCarthy skewered press secretary Sean Spicer on the program, which rattled the White House — because McCarthy is a woman. Hearing Trump's sensitivity on the subject, comedian and Trump arch-nemesis Rosie O'Donnell threw her hat into the ring to potentially play top adviser Steve Bannon. 

How likely are you to make Mic your go-to news source?

Mathew Rodriguez

Mathew Rodriguez is a Staff Writer at Mic. He is a queer Latino New Yorker who enjoys female rappers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Flannery O'Connor. He is a former editor at TheBody.com and he is working on a memoir.

MORE FROM

Even Donald Trump's schedule has become a victim of a White House push against transparency

"Unreportable" public schedules, off camera briefings, secret visitor logs ... Where does it end?

The CBO score says 22 million will lose coverage. Here's why it's actually a lot worse than that.

Republicans wrote the bill so that much of the coverage losses wouldn't be captured by the CBO report.

CBO Score: Senate Republican health care bill will cost 22 million people their coverage

That's 1 million fewer than under the House-passed health care bill.

Trump tweeted that the Supreme Court decided "9-O" to uphold the travel ban. It didn't.

No, the Supreme Court didn't decide "9-O" on anything.

Americans with disabilities are fighting the Senate's potentially devastating health care bill

The bill threatens programs that are vital to the independence of America's disabled community.

American Medical Association says Senate health care bill violates pledge to "do no harm"

The group says the Senate GOP's health care plan violates doctors' pledge to "first do no harm."

Even Donald Trump's schedule has become a victim of a White House push against transparency

"Unreportable" public schedules, off camera briefings, secret visitor logs ... Where does it end?

The CBO score says 22 million will lose coverage. Here's why it's actually a lot worse than that.

Republicans wrote the bill so that much of the coverage losses wouldn't be captured by the CBO report.

CBO Score: Senate Republican health care bill will cost 22 million people their coverage

That's 1 million fewer than under the House-passed health care bill.

Trump tweeted that the Supreme Court decided "9-O" to uphold the travel ban. It didn't.

No, the Supreme Court didn't decide "9-O" on anything.

Americans with disabilities are fighting the Senate's potentially devastating health care bill

The bill threatens programs that are vital to the independence of America's disabled community.

American Medical Association says Senate health care bill violates pledge to "do no harm"

The group says the Senate GOP's health care plan violates doctors' pledge to "first do no harm."