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Alec Baldwin suggests Donald Trump is the 'virus in the US' in fresh jibe, says 'vaccine arrives in November'

The actor, who has earned critical acclaim for his satirical portrayal of the president, has previously also called Trump the 'pandemic that threatens the world'
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Alec Baldwin, one of the most vocal critics of Donald Trump, has suggested that the president is the "virus," referring to the novel coronavirus pandemic that has seen more than 163,000 people across the country contract COVID-19, as per WHO.

Taking to Twitter, Baldwin, 61, also said that the "vaccine" for the virus would come in November, which is when the 2020 presidential elections are scheduled to take place.

"The virus in the US began in January of 2017," the actor tweeted. "The vaccine arrives in November."

While the election is currently under no threat due to the pandemic, MEA WorldWide previously reported that there were fears Trump could use the example of Ohio halting its presidential primary election to push it back from November.

"My concern is that in the age of Trump that other governors might think, or that the president might ask, for a delay in the November election based on something, perhaps this, perhaps something else," said Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH). "We can’t let this be a precedent."

Trump had not indicated whether he planned to use Ohio's postponement of the primary to delay the general election but did approve of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine's decision to close the state's primary just hours ahead of the poll.

Baldwin's recent attack on Trump is not the first time that he has criticized the president. In February, just as the novel coronavirus was making its way around the globe, the actor tweeted that "the pandemic that threatens the world is Trump."

He has also compared Trump to Adolf Hitler and warned the public to wake up before his "fascist thinking" became the new norm in society.

"It’s official. The United States government is as lawless as the malignant dictatorships we’ve hated in our foreign policy since WWII," he had posted on Twitter.

Hours after that tweet, the 61-year-old said Trump espoused fascist ideals and wrote, "Remember that fascistic thinking takes hold when a standard of living is threatened consistently. People think that things are changing, and downward for most Americans. And that this will become the new normal. They are wholly directed by $."

He went on to draw parallels between Trump and Hitler, stating that the Republican-controlled Senate is behaving eerily similar to the Nazi regime and lacked the courage to stand up to their Republican leader.

"You wonder how Hitler took control of a once-great country. For those of you too young to recall the War or its aftermath, simply watch how this GOP-controlled Senate behaves," he said. "Their sniveling fealty and lack of courage. And you begin to get it."

The tirade had come shortly after the Department of Justice had asked for Trump's former adviser Roger Stone to be given a lighter sentence after he was convicted last year on seven counts, including witness tampering and lying to Congress.

Baldwin has earned critical acclaim for his satirical portrayal of Donald Trump on 'Saturday Night Live,' though the actor has admitted that it was not a role he enjoyed. He said it made him "hope a meteor hits this building and kills me because I don’t want to do this ever again" and that he "hated" it.