Actor Alec Baldwin used Donald Trump's favorite medium -- Twitter -- to hammer the president's recent attempt to try and keep Muslim immigrants out of the country, saying Trump has "gotta go" after only eight days in office.
Trump's decision to sign an executive order on Friday banning Syrian refugees and subjecting immigrants and visitors from Muslim-majority countries to "extreme vetting" has been a disaster so far with judges ruling against it and protests breaking out in the streets and in airports.
Baldwin, who has engaged in a running battle with Trump on television and social media, didn't pull any punches in his tweets, calling the president "mentally ill" and demanding he take a competency test.
The actor began by noting that the U.S. was founded on accepting immigrants who are looking for a better life, before turning to what Trump is doing to the country.
1- This country had a calling card. We all knew what it was. It wasn't Wall Street or Hollywood or the right to bear arms that brought...— AlecBaldwin(HABF) (@AlecBaldwin(HABF))1485654491.0
2- that brought countless people, America's future, to this country. It was freedom. Freedom was our calling card. Trump wants to kill that— AlecBaldwin(HABF) (@AlecBaldwin(HABF))1485654590.0
3- Trump's gotta go.— AlecBaldwin(HABF) (@AlecBaldwin(HABF))1485654611.0
Baldwin wasn't done though, saying there is work to be done:
All the indignation is fine. But we gotta get him out! We must demand a competency test! He is ill! Mentally ill!— AlecBaldwin(HABF) (@AlecBaldwin(HABF))1485664476.0
Baldwin couldn't get away without taking another dig at Trump:
when I travel back to the US, I hope they have a box for me to check that reads "Muslim Irish Catholic."— AlecBaldwin(HABF) (@AlecBaldwin(HABF))1485697200.0