Alec Baldwin was arrested and charged for assault on Friday after punching a man in the jaw, and conservatives cannot contain their glee.
The incident occurred on 10th Street in Manhattan, according to the New York Police, who relayed that on Friday the 60 year old actor got into a dispute over a parking spot.
The 49 year old man was injured in his left jaw and was taken to a local area hospital to be treated. The police reported that he is in now in a stable condition.
The actor claimed that his family member had been holding a spot for his Cadillac Escalade SUV when a man driving a Saab station wagon intervened. The two were arguing, which eventually pushed them into a fight.
The NYPD also revealed that Baldwin was charged with assault and harassment. He was seen leaving a police station in the city after being ordered to appear in court on 26 November.
Baldwin is best known for portraying President Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live, and also hosts his own show called The Alec Baldwin Show.
President Trump was asked about his thoughts on the subject while on the way to a campaign event. He simply shrugged and said, “I wish him luck.”
Other members of the Republican party were not so discrete in their opinions, and took to social media to crow at Baldwin’s defeat.
Governor Mike Huckabee wrote, “It’s a good thing that liberal celebrities are so kind, loving, tolerant, and respectful of others. Makes the world a better place.”
Larry Elder said, “Trump is insane. I think most people know, the guy – he is insane. We have a man who is president who is insane. You can’t go far enough with this idiot,’ Alec Baldwin 9/21/18. ‘Alec Baldwin Arrested After Fight Over Manhattan Parking Spot.’ #Karma.”
“Hmm. Most West Village altercations are resolved with a rapier wit and a friendly reach around. Punching is a bit of an overkill,” James Wood commented.
Brigitte Gabriel commented, “You would think that Alec Baldwin would be ok with giving a parking space up considering he is for open borders.”
“Alec Baldwin arrested for allegedly punching man in face in West Village, NYC parking spot fight – WNBC. Another Hollywood phony thinks they own the higher moral ground,” Charles Payne commented.
Ann Coulter commented, “Pending release from custody for punching a motorist, Alec Baldwin apparently foregoing daily tirade about Donald Trump’s moral failings.”
Speaking in Baldwin’s defense, John Fugelsang wrote, “Alec Baldwin is 60 and has 3 kids under age 5 – so go easy, bc you have no idea how many times he’s had to listen to the “Frozen” soundtrack.”
Nicholas J. Fuentes commented, “Liberals like Alec Baldwin portray Trump as an unhinged, emotional maniac but in spite of the pressure of being President and the fact that the whole world is against him, he’s cool as a cucumber. Alec Baldwin loses his mind a punches somebody over a parking spot.”
He added, “One time my uber driver was ranting and raving about how stupid Trump is and then without a shred of self awareness went into a story about how he himself went bankrupt after trying to run a small moving company. It’s always the weakest and smallest people who hate Trump.”
“This is exactly why Alec Baldwin plays a horrible #Trump on SNL – Trump is a comedic genius. Alec Baldwin is a mean, unhinged prick,” Jim Hoft commented.
Palmer Report stated, “Alec Baldwin arrested for punching a guy. Come on Alec, you’re only supposed to impersonate Trump on tv, not in real life.”
Another Twitter user wrote, “We need Trump on SNL impersonating Alec Baldwin punching people in New York. I would actually tune in for that one.”
This is not the first time Baldwin has gotten into skirmishes with the law. In 2014, he was arrested for disorderly conduct when when swore at New York officers after they stopped him riding the wrong way in traffic.
At the time, Mr Baldwin tweeted angrily about the incident, calling the city of New York “a mismanaged carnival of stupidity” and naming the officer that arrested him.
He also got into trouble in 2013, when he was suspended from his MSNBC talk show for using an anti-gay slur.
Baldwin has not released an official statement on his arrest yet.