Alec Baldwin, who parodies President Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live, has invited First Lady Melania Trump to "come, come to the light" and join him on the show.
In a series of tweets on Saturday, Baldwin said that SNL knows "what you're thinking" and would "welcome you as a hero in ways you never imagined possible" if Trump were to make an appearance.
We know what you're thinking.
What you're feeling.
You are quaking w anticipation.
Shuddering w a strange, newfound courage.
Come. Come over to the light.
We will welcome you as a hero in ways you never imagined possible.
And then do SNL w me.
Dear Melania- We know what you’re thinking. What you’re feeling. You are quaking w anticipation. Shuddering w a st… https://t.co/ZWiBU2ue89— HABFoundation (@HABFoundation)1529785720.0
Baldwin added that SNL has "a chair waiting for you" in the SNL make-up room.
We have a chair waiting for you in the @nbcsnl make-up room: https://t.co/Q4seoAgUer— HABFoundation (@HABFoundation)1529786178.0
Baldwin's invitation is likely related to an interview he gave in earlier this month in which he told Howard Stern that sources close to the First Lady informed him she loved his impression of her husband.
"His wife knows my name," Baldwin said.
"I'm told she loves it," Baldwin continued. "More than one person, now a second person has come to us and said, yeah, it's true. She watched SNL. She watched it online and she laughed and she said 'That him. That's him!'"
"She must know what a maniac he is and what a weird guy he is," Baldwin added.
The internet, however, wasn't so crazy about Baldwin's idea. Numerous tweets indicated that the public has lost patience with the First Lady after she sported a jacket emblazoned with "I REALLY DON'T CARE, DO U?" during a visit to a detention center holding migrant children last week.
"You are giving her way too much credit, Alec," said one Baldwin follower.
@ABFalecbaldwin You are giving her way too much credit, Alec— chatham (@chatham)1529786032.0
Others said that she is "complicit" in her husband's routinely toxic rhetoric and anti-democratic actions.
@ABFalecbaldwin @slansky she. is. complicit.— Luchy Edwards (@Luchy Edwards)1529796112.0
@ABFalecbaldwin @Lawrence Yall better quit acting like @FLOTUS is coming over to the right side of history. She's b… https://t.co/gPB2JHeM2U— David Walker (@David Walker)1529801056.0
"No more passes for her as an abused wife," another wrote, due to the insensitive nature of the jacket she wore last week.
@ABFalecbaldwin When they tell you who they are, believe them. She reaffirmed who she was when she wore the jacket… https://t.co/AcyKF0MRQq— Karen Clark (@Karen Clark)1529797319.0
Another said of the First Lady: "she can stay on her side and go down with the ship."
@ABFalecbaldwin @Lawrence No we're good, she can stay on her side and go down with the ship— Jennifer Castaneda (@Jennifer Castaneda)1529797470.0
Adding more fuel to growing public skepticism over her role as First Lady, in 2011, Trump backed her husband's racist birther claim about then-President Obama, which falsely accused the former president of having a fake birth certificate and being born in Kenya.