Alec Baldwin mocks Trump, says he wants to run for president just to give the Medal of Freedom to Louis CK
'The View' on February 5 saw Alec Baldwin co-host the show and within minutes of taking the seat, he did an impression of POTUS Donald Trump. He discussed the President's speech at the State of the Union with other hosts of the daytime show, disagreed with what host Meghan McCain thought of the president's choice of awarding Rush Limbaugh the Medal of Freedom and also announced that he would want to run for president just to be able to give the Medal of Freedom award to Louis CK.
McCain and the other co-hosts including the guest co-host Baldwin were not convinced by Trump's speech. McCain said on the show, "here were a lot of moments that seemed really produced to me. His TV background really came out, especially the reuniting of the (military) families, which I loved because I love things like that." She also quoted a CBS News poll and said that the speech received an 82-percent approval rating from independents. When she said, "If it weren’t Trump, I probably would have loved it," co-host Joy Behar asked, "Even with the lying?"
The disagreement between McCain and Baldwin came about when McCain said, "If you're someone on the right, you probably liked Rush Limbaugh, who is fighting cancer, getting that medal." Whoopi Goldberg also disagreed and said, "Now, you know, I am very sorry that Rush is ill, because you never want to wish bad stuff on people. But I’m sorry, I thought that the Medal of Freedom was supposed to go to people who actually did stuff."
That was when Baldwin jumped in with a comment of his own, which sounded more like he was threatening. He said, "I’ve decided I want to run for president so I can give the Medal of Freedom to Louis CK" This left everyone at the table stumped for a moment, especially Behar who had to confirm that Baldwin was indeed joking. There was an awkward pause when Baldwin said, "Thank you, by the way," and pointed at the producer and added, "The producer got my joke."