Alec Baldwin dreams of hanging Trump from noose on Martin Luther King's birthday, Internet says 'you need help'

The actor used the opportunity of MLK's birthday to tweet about his dream of Trump on trial for sedition, with a noose made of COVID masks in the background


                            Alec Baldwin dreams of hanging Trump from noose on Martin Luther King's birthday, Internet says 'you need help'
Alec Baldwin and Donald Trump (Getty Images)

While many people share their own dreams for the future to celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., '30 Rock' star Alec Baldwin's tribute to the civil rights activist's famous "I have a dream" speech took a decidedly more violent bent. Baldwin took to Twitter to explain the details of his dream, claiming that he saw a "noose" at a sedition trial for Trump.

A day ahead of what would have been MLK's birthday, January 18, Baldwin painted a gruesome picture with his tweet, not only including a noose, but describing one that holds Trump accountable for the lives lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic. His tweet said, "I had a dream Trump was on trial for sedition. And outside the courthouse, a noose was hung from a makeshift scaffold. The noose was made of recycled Covid masks."



 

 

Alec Baldwin attends Sundance Institute's 'An Artist at the Table Presented by IMDbPro' at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2020 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb)

Many have called for Trump to be put on trial for sedition after his remarks at a rally on January 6 incited a number of his followers to attack Capitol Hill to prevent the certification of election results. The rioters were acting under the belief that the November 2020 elections were fraudulent, a claim Trump has repeatedly made despite an overwhelming lack of evidence. Not all who have called for Trump's trial have used such violent language.

This kind of inflamed, violent tweeting is par for the course for Baldwin, who on January 7 called for Ted Cruz to be tortured, tarred and feathered, writing, "Put Ted Cruz in the stocks and throw rotten fruit and buckets of horse piss at him. Then ride him on a rail. Then tar and feather him. And film it. For Netflix."



 

Earlier, on December 21, 2020, Baldwin called for a violent removal of Trump from the White House if he refused to concede, calling for Trump to be dealt with as harshly as George Floyd was. His tweet read, "Who arrests Trump if he refuses to concede? Who drags him out? Pepper spray? Cuffs? A knee on his neck, cutting off his oxygen? Does he wheeze “I can’t breathe.” Just whale away on him like a piñata? Rodney King style? The thug who has destroyed the country. What does he deserve?"



 

 

President Donald Trump speaks at the "Stop The Steal" Rally on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Trump supporters gathered in the nation's capital today to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Many Baldwin fans have thrown their full support behind the actor's violent rhetoric. "If this is on the level, and I believe that it is, please keep us posted on your dream world. We need this," wrote one fan. One fan wrote about the insensitivity of Baldwin writing about a noose on MLK's birthday, writing, "How about we don’t ever start anything with I had a dream & a noose in the same tweet on MLK’s birthday! Where is the outrage from #BLM ???"



 

 



 

Others, however, believe Baldwin's tweet sends the wrong message. "Listen, I am not an all a fan of Trump, but to wish someone dead, especially with that kind of hyperbole does not help. We all need to start setting a better example," wrote one user. "If this is what you dream of, you need help!" wrote another.



 

 



 

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