Newspaper apologizes after mistaking Alec Baldwin for President Trump
El Nacional apologized Saturday after identifying Baldwin as President Donald Trump, whom the actor impersonates regularly on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” to critical praise and Trump’s oft-tweeted displeasure.
On Friday the newspaper published a photo of the actor along with a caption calling him, “Donald Trump, president of the USA.” The photo accompanied a news article about Israeli settlements which also had a photo of (the actual) Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.
“The situation went unnoticed by those who revised page 19,” the newspaper said in a statement Saturday. “El Nacional apologizes to its readers and anyone who felt affected” by the error, it said.